snared lion rescued

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三年前,有遊客在東非的坦桑尼亞米庫米國家公園發現一隻頸子被鐵線陷阱綁住的獅子,但還未來得及拯救牠便跑掉了。隨著獅子的身體長大,頸上的鐵線會綁得越來越緊,令牠失去捕獵能力,難以吞嚥。但原來這些年來,牠的兄弟姐妹一直為牠打獵捕食,把獵物帶回來給牠吃,牠才能夠繼續生存。在那痛苦的三年裡,拯救隊曾七次想要為牠解除鐵線,但公園險要的地形和廣大的面積令搜救行動難上加難。很幸運地,最近牠終於被國家公園管理人員找到,並將牠頸上的鐵線除了下來,現在牠已被送返野外並在慢慢康復。

Three years ago, a few tourists spotted a lion whose neck was caught in a poacher’s snare at the Mikumi National Park in Tanzania; the lion vanished before any rescue attempts could be executed. The snare had become so tightly wrapped around his neck as he grew in size, making it unable to hunt and almost impossible to eat. But thanks to his siblings who brought him back prey they had hunted, he survived. Throughout these years, seven occasional attempts failed due to the demanding terrain and the vast size of the park had rendered the search and rescue extremely difficult. Fortunately the lion was rescued by rangers earlier this year and the snare was removed; the lion is now released back into the wild and gradually recovering.

http://www.ettoday.net/news/20121225/144206.htm

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2252528/Young-male-lion-rescued-wire-snare-trapped-round-neck-years-Tanzania.html

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