When This Rescued Lioness and Lion Cub First Met, What Happened Went Beyond Anyone’s Dreams

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Image: Facebook/Shelley Mattocks
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This initial meeting took place in early 2013, but the story of Masrya and Nero was a long time in the making. In fact, it is still being told today. It all started, however, when someone spotted a then-unknown lioness caged “at the side of a busy road.”

Image: Facebook/Shelley Mattocks
Image: Facebook/Shelley Mattocks
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Still, it wasn’t until this lioness had arrived at a lion foundation called Stichting Leeuw, which is located in the Netherlands, that somebody named her Masrya. And she had made her way to Stichting Leeuw after a long journey from Egypt.

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