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  • Suri - African Lion at Lions Tigers & Bears Sanctuary, California
African Lion
Species: Panthera leo
Born: 3/16/2007
Rescued: 4/7/2007
Gender: Female
Favorite Food: beef

Meet Suri, Our African Lion

Suri was rescued with her sister Jillian and brother Bakari in 2007 at the age of 4 weeks from a big cat sanctuary in Louisiana. Due to overcrowding in their facility they were unable to keep the cubs, so Lions Tigers & Bears stepped in to take all three lions.

As a cub, Suri was the smallest of the lion trio. She was also the sweetest, and was extremely playful and loving. Like her brother and sister, Suri was also named at our annual Wild in the Country fundraiser by a volunteer who won the naming rights in the live auction. Suri's name means "princess." Today Suri enjoys spending time lounging with Jillian and Bakari in their habitats and enjoying the peace and tranquility of the sanctuary.