Lion died as a result of overheating during last week's heat wave at the North Carolina animal shelter

Lion died as a result of overheating during last week's heat wave at the North Carolina animal shelter

  • The Sheba lioness died due to overheating during the hot weekend
  • She suffered liver and kidney damage while temperatures rose nearly 100 ° F
  • The 17-year-old got IV fluids and other help at the Carolina Tiger Rescue in Pittsboro, while staff fought more than 24 hours to save her
  • Her presence will & # 39; be greatly missed in the sanctuary & # 39 ;, the staff said
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A lion died in an animal shelter in North Carolina as a result of overheating during the heat wave last weekend, has been announced.

According to the Carolina Tiger Rescue in Pittsboro, the lioness Sheba suffered damage to the liver and kidneys.

Employees responded quickly and fought more than 24 hours to save the 17-year-old animal.

They provided her with IV fluids and other complementary therapies, but to no avail.

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The non-profit sanctuary says on its website that it works to protect big cats in the wild and in captivity, confiscate animals that have been confiscated, abandoned or need a new home.

Sheba arrived in the Texas shrine. An earlier Facebook message from the group says that it was previously used in a cub stroking practice, where cubs are taken at birth to be treated by people for profit.

A rescue group in North Carolina says that one of her lions, Sheba, died after she was overheated and had organ failure

A rescue group in North Carolina says that one of her lions, Sheba, died after she was overheated and had organ failure

Carolina Tiger Rescue wrote in a Tuesday Facebook message that the 17-year-old lion named Sheba could not recover despite staff efforts

Carolina Tiger Rescue wrote in a Tuesday Facebook message that the 17-year-old lion named Sheba could not recover despite staff efforts

Carolina Tiger Rescue wrote in a Tuesday Facebook message that the 17-year-old lion named Sheba could not recover despite staff efforts

After her death, the sanctuary said in a statement: & Sheba will be remembered forever as the matriarch of the pride of three who came to us from Texas. She always kept Sebastian and Tarzan in line and was the first to work out new enrichment items. & # 39;

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Sebastian and Tarzan were other lions in the middle.

The statement went further, & her confidence and leadership was seen the moment she stepped into Quarantine on her first day. Instead of worrying about the new people, she felt the need to walk around and see everything about her new space.

& # 39; She walked around the perimeter, stood on her hind legs and looked at the roof, sniffing at every corner.

& # 39; Sheba will also stand out as the embodiment of what it means to be a lion – strong, confident and smart. Her presence will be greatly missed in the sanctuary, but especially on Oak Hill. & # 39;

The sanctuary said in a statement: "Sheba will also stand out as the embodiment of what it means to be a lion - strong, self-confident, and smart & # 39;

The sanctuary said in a statement: "Sheba will also stand out as the embodiment of what it means to be a lion - strong, self-confident, and smart & # 39;

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The sanctuary said in a statement: "Sheba will also stand out as the embodiment of what it means to be a lion – strong, self-confident, and smart & # 39;

Carolina Tiger Rescue wrote an extensive message on social media after Sheba & # 39; s death to overheat

Carolina Tiger Rescue wrote an extensive message on social media after Sheba & # 39; s death to overheat

Carolina Tiger Rescue wrote an extensive message on social media after Sheba & # 39; s death to overheat

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