The three lion cubs - two girls and one boy - were born September 14. Their father is Tangassi and their mother is Gypsy. "During Tangassi's intake, we understood he was vasectomized," said Martine Colette, Founder.
"He was here a number of years before we put him together with Gypsy. No one was more surprised than we were," said Colette. Wildlife Waystation has a strict no breeding policy. "We take great precautions to spay and neuter our animals as necessary."
The triplets are being raised by their mother. "They are hale and hearty," said Colette. Their father lives in the enclosure adjacent. The family was evacuated during the recent Creek Fire which burned much of the property.
Wildlife Waystation is announcing a naming opportunities for cubs. Anyone can submit a name for consideration with a $10.00 donation for each submission. There is no limit to the number of submissions. Names are to be submitted via letter or online at www.wildlifewaystation.org. Submissions must include the person's name (parent's name for minors), telephone number, email and the suggested name(s) for a lion cub.
The winners of the naming contest will be invited with one guest to visit Wildlife Waystation, enjoy a luncheon, and tour the sanctuary. A plaque with the winners' names will be placed on the cubs' enclosure. A professional photo of the lion cub will also be provided. Winners, and the selected cub names, will be announced on April 30, Colette's 76th birthday.
As a non-profit organization, the Wildlife Waystation is dependent on donations, sponsors, bequests, members, and grants to raise the revenue necessary to care for all our animals. There are many ways to help:
Planned Giving: Bequests, Securities, Charitable Lead Trusts, Charitable Remainder Trusts, Life Insurance Policies and Real Estate Gifts
Does your company have a gift matching program? Companies like Verizon, AT&T, American Express, Disney and more many will match your donation.
Set up a recurring donation ~ a little bit every month adds up
Questions? Call 818-899-5201
14831 Little Tujunga Canyon Road
Sylmar, CA 91342
Wildlife Waystation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, non-profit organization.