Lufuno (or Louie) was rescued along with two other lions, Zulu and Arusha, in April 2017, after their private owner and former animal trainer decided to relinquish the trio to Lions Tigers & Bears. Louie was 12 years old at the time of his rescue.
The white lion is a rare color mutation of the Southern African lion (Timbavati region). Louie was born in captivity and originally gifted to his previous owner and trainer, Brian, by a friend in Africa. In Swahili, Lufuno means "good to love." With his kind and sweet nature, Louie certainly lives up to his name.