In animal loving circles, it’s been said before that animals can be nicer than people. While I can certainly back up that argument, there are times when people can be just as good, not to mention compassionate and giving.
Case in point: Aramis the African lion.
Aramis, who lives at the In-Sync Exotics Wildlife Rescue in Wylie, Texas became very ill and would not eat anything except elk meat. The elk meat was used to wrap up his medication as well, so if he wasn’t eating, he also wasn’t getting his much needed medicine.
The problem began when workers at the wildlife refuge ran out of their scarce supply. So they searched everywhere desperately trying to locate someone who could sell the meat. Soon they reached out to local establishments after learning that a select few might actually have the meat, but they had no success in obtaining any lifesaving fare. In the meantime, Aramis grew weaker and became more ill.
That’s when Jason Boso, owner of Twisted Root Burger Co., which sells elk burgers, answered the desperate plea. Boso called the rescue center and asked if he could bring over fifty pounds of elk meat for Aramis. The center was ecstatic and he would soon realize that the lions were, too. As he dropped off the meat, Boso says the lions cried out in unison and described the sound as prayers of thanks as he teared up relating the story. He says it was a very moving experience.
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