July 13: Veterinarian Livia Pereira kisses paralyzed lion Ariel who she is caring for in her home in Sao Paulo, Brazil. An Internet and Facebook campaign has been launched in Brazil to obtain funds needed to treat the lion that has been paralyzed for the past year.
July 13: Veterinarian Livia Pereira kisses paralyzed lion Ariel who she is caring for in her home in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
July 13: Raquel Borges visits her paralyzed lion Ariel at the home of a veterinarian where Ariel is being treated. Ariel is 3 years old and weighs 310 pounds.
July 13: Ariel lies on a mattress in a veterinarian's home. Raquel Borges, his owner, runs a shelter that cares for sick or abandoned animals.
Veterinarian Livia Pereira cares for paralyzed lion Ariel in her home. His white blood cells are attacking his healthy cells due to a degenerative disease affecting his medulla, a portion of the brainstem involved in motor functions.
Ariel, who was 3 and weighs 310-pound, needed money to treat the paralysis that struck him a year ago.