A video reveals how a staff of vets carry out well being checks on a rescued ex-circus lion at a zoo in West Lothian.
Two of 5 Sisters Zoo’s lions have been anaesthetised to permit the staff to examine them over on Monday.
The large felines are given gasoline to maintain them asleep and lain down on a mattress of hay on the zoo.
The 4 male lions arrived on the zoo from an animal sanctuary in Belgium, the place that they had been cared for since being rescued from a circus.
Every animal had been handled cruelly, with their entrance claws eliminated.
The zoo shared a video of the well being examine on Fb, displaying the extent of care the massive cats at the moment are receiving.
The zoo mentioned: “Two of our rescued ex-circus lions have been anaesthetised for well being checks yesterday.
“As Rescued animals they seem to have had troublesome lives earlier than coming to the zoo, and we attempt to commonly monitor their well being to maintain them wholesome now.
“They have been castrated earlier than coming to the zoo, which is why they not have their manes regardless of being males, and likewise had their entrance claws cruelly eliminated by the circus.
“Due to their previous tough therapy they’ve irregular put on on a few of their enamel which we have to monitor.
“We carried out detailed dental x-rays to completely assess their enamel once more, and monitor what future dental work they could want.”
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