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Bagira's Last Journey

Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, lionsrock )

- 1798 days ago -
On April 30, Bagira, a lioness that FOUR PAWS had saved from a terrifying living conditions in Bulgaria, has passed away in South Africa. LIONSROCK became her home and safe haven after many years of suffering in captivity. Bagira had a strong spirit,

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. (0)
Monday June 24, 2013, 12:33 pm
Two years she would have never had=peace,

Angelika R (143)
Monday June 24, 2013, 12:53 pm
RIP Bagira. At least she had those 2 years there, thanks to that dedicated carer. It doesn't say from what she passed, but perhaps it was a relief before she might have suffered from pain or more paralysis.

Christeen A (369)
Monday June 24, 2013, 12:58 pm
Saddened by her passing.

Ljiljana Milic (115)
Monday June 24, 2013, 1:52 pm
Duly noted with sadness & Thanks for posting Cher.
RIP Bagira.

Monday June 24, 2013, 2:24 pm
Noted with sadness, Thanks Cher

Judith Hand (55)
Monday June 24, 2013, 2:27 pm
Noted. Thanks.

Ruth M (235)
Monday June 24, 2013, 2:55 pm
So sad

Laurie B (94)
Monday June 24, 2013, 2:58 pm
Bittersweet, Run free Bagira. Thank you Cher

Liz NO FWDS G (71)
Monday June 24, 2013, 3:13 pm
Noted with sadness in my heart for Bagira who suffered so much in her life but found love and kindness for two years thanks to the dedicated caring people at Four Paws and Lionsrock,thank you for loving her in her final years.Rest In Peace Bagira,a hug for you in heaven.Bless you always.Thank you Cher.Liz Xx

Carol H (229)
Monday June 24, 2013, 3:34 pm
noted, thank you Cher

Ruth C (87)
Monday June 24, 2013, 3:50 pm
May the Almighty remember her.

S J (130)
Monday June 24, 2013, 4:32 pm
RIP Bagira.
So sadly noted, thanks Cher.

. (0)
Monday June 24, 2013, 5:15 pm
RIP Bagira and as so many others have said-at least she found peace in her last two years and perhaps some love. I feel very sad

DaleLovesOttawa O (198)
Monday June 24, 2013, 7:25 pm
Sad to hear, may you be at peace where ever your spirit wanders now.

M. (Moo) Prince (16)
Monday June 24, 2013, 8:00 pm
Noted!! So very sad :( RIP sweet angel baby Bagira. Run Free little one

Giana Peranio-paz (398)
Tuesday June 25, 2013, 12:02 am
Sad. At least she had two years. Poor Bagira.

Ruth R (246)
Tuesday June 25, 2013, 12:19 am
Thank you for LionsRock, that volunteer and this story.
A lioness with a special history
'As the first lion with a handicap at LIONSROCK, Bagira was provided an enclosure designed for her special needs. But a good environment and better care is not always enough. Animals that have experienced so much abuse, often have difficulties to trust people, and Bagira found it very difficult to feel safe. So the volunteer program of LIONSROCK became Bagira’s second salvation. It took only one loving volunteer spending hours every day with Bagira, to gain her trust and help her to finally move on into a happier life. From that moment, she has touched many people’s hearts and her strong will to enjoy life for the first time left no one untouched.'

Sherri G (128)
Tuesday June 25, 2013, 2:00 am
There were 2 good years for long suffering Bagira who thanks to 4 paws lived a normal life in Africa until she left our sight but not our hearts. There are angels on earth. Four paws is one of those. TY Cher Noted.

Anna Undebeck (256)
Tuesday June 25, 2013, 2:18 am
RIP Bagira. So sad :'(

Sam E M (0)
Tuesday June 25, 2013, 3:48 am
So many years of hardship and pain, at least her last two years showed her that not all humans are bad.
RIP Bagira.

John De Avalon (36)
Tuesday June 25, 2013, 5:27 am
Sad, but she lived free, for a time at least, and she died free...

Past Member (0)
Tuesday June 25, 2013, 9:34 am
Okay, I'll just say it..teary eyes. RIP, kitty!

Cindy Rhodes (106)
Tuesday June 25, 2013, 9:57 am
It breaks my heart that there are so many beautiful creatures out there that are so mistreated and abused, it is hard to fathom that there are heartless humans that can and will continue to inflict pain and needless suffering upon them!!! Sadly noted, at least she had a couple years of freedom, but at such a cost!! Thank you Cher!

DORIS L (61)
Tuesday June 25, 2013, 10:50 am
Noted. RIP

Past Member (0)
Tuesday June 25, 2013, 11:23 am
Thank you for giving her those two years. She died knowing love and safety, two very precious gifts.

Malgorzata Zmuda (199)
Tuesday June 25, 2013, 11:30 am
Przynajmniej te 2 lata była szczęśliwa, szkoda, że tak krótko.

Malgorzata Zmuda (199)
Tuesday June 25, 2013, 11:43 am
Przynajmniej przez te 2 ostatnie lata była szczęśliwa, szkoda tylko, że tak krótko.

Joy M (33)
Tuesday June 25, 2013, 12:51 pm
"Too many animals suffer in unspeakable ways and death becomes their only rescue" What a powerful and unspeakably sad statement. Why does it have to be that way? Thank goodness Bagira had some peace and love in her last two years. Thank you Four Paws and LIONSROCK!!!!

Past Member (0)
Tuesday June 25, 2013, 2:40 pm
Thank goodness she had some peace in her last days So sad though she had to have a life like that Man is so cruel to the creatures on this earth

noted thanks

mar l ene dinkins (264)
Tuesday June 25, 2013, 2:54 pm
noted. RIP my darling !!!!!! Bagira had the chance to know the real love and compassion! I'm very sad for her passing!!!!

Barb K (1688)
Tuesday June 25, 2013, 3:30 pm
Noted w/a sad heart. Bagira, you're at Rainbow Bridge now, where we can all visit you someday! Enjoy your NEW FOUND FREEDOM!! Thnx Cher.

Evelyn B (79)
Friday June 28, 2013, 4:08 pm
Noted Tks. Cher... With sadness in my heart on the passing of Bagira, you are at peace and now forever free. So pretty girl R.I.P.
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