Lion Attacked and Injured by a Buffalo Miraculously Saved by Vets

A lioness which was mauled and seriously injured by a male buffalo was miraculously saved after being treated by vets. Siena, a lioness at the Masai Mara Nature Reserve in Kenya almost had one of her hind legs ripped off when a buffalo attacked and gored her. Although she can barely keep up with the pride, amazingly she was still able to stand up and walk. Big cats are known for their pain tolerance but the gaping injury on Siena is so bad that it's almost unbelievable to see her walking around.

Making matters worse is the fact that Siena just recently has given birth to three cubs. If she dies from her wounds, the survival of her cubs will be uncertain as well. Fortunately, staff from the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust came to the rescue. Dj Njoroge of the Kenyan Wildlife Trust was flown all the way from Nairobi to operate on the lioness and treat her of her wounds. It was a huge success and Siena was able to rejoin her cubs and pride with her wound closed up and treated to prevent complications.

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