FOUR PAWS later wrote that the zoo was “not meeting the criteria set forth by the EU Zoo Directive.” It was closed down as a consequence, which seemed to be a good development for the animals. On the other hand, though, it created a new problem: they had nowhere to go.
If a new place for the lions to live couldn’t be found, then they would face an uncomfortable wait and possibly a premature end. But Loana Dungler, the director of wild animals at FOUR PAWS, revealed that the lions had someone on their side. It turned out that their veterinarian was determined to help.