This little guy has had very bad luck in the beginning of his life. Illegally separated from his mother and purchased by a family as pet, he was soon discarded when they realized how hard it is to have a lion as pet.
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Luckily he found his way to the InSync Exotics and its owner Vicky Keahey.
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When he first came to his new home in the shelter, his caretaker laid out a blanket, in which Lambert curled up instantly and went to sleep. He still holds on to that habit.
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I'm guessing that a lot of our readers will say something in the lines of “but he's a lion, a wild animal who shouldn't be kept in a cage, he should run free”.
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That's pretty close, because as spokesman for the shelter said: “He has 7,000 square ft. worth of space to run around in, which includes a covered den area for shade and protection from the weather and a sunny, grassy playground with the pool he loves to play in”.
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Here's the big guy now, 2 years later, playing with a bucket with this faithful blanky not being far away.