Magnus was living at a Spanish circus and in the hands of people who hadn’t the slightest clue how to take care of him.
Magnus was cute and small – and the tourists would pay to come see him – so, that was how he had to live. Finally, though, he was rescued and just in time. Magnus esophagus had become so small that he needed surgery, and soon.
That is what happens when a lion cub isn’t fed protein or solid food – and responsible caregivers would have known that.
Magnus was treated at the Hospital Veterinario Valencia Sur Silla, in Spain. Doctors were optimistic about Magnus’ survival, but it is likely he will never be able to eat large pieces of food.