Save Elderly Lion From Slowly Starving to Death

Target: Abdul Hamid, President of Bangladesh

Goal: Save an aging lion from starving to death at a zoo.

A 17-year-old lion named Juboraj has spent much of his life isolated in a cage with no companions as the Comilla Zoo’s star attraction. However, now that his health is in decline due to his advancing age, zoo officials have decided to move the lion out of public view and appear to be allowing him to languish and starve to death. This poor animal deserves far better treatment and we must demand that he be relocated at once.

Concerned zoo goers first noticed the lion’s deteriorating condition in recent weeks, with photographs emerging showing his protruding spine and hip bones. He is allegedly so weak that he can barely walk, and his caretakers say that he rarely eats. The zoo responded to the public outcry surrounding Juboraj by hiding him from public view. He now appears to be residing in a barren, muddy cell, where he continues to waste away.

This is no way to treat a sick and dying animal. Juboraj must be taken to an accredited sanctuary where he can live out the rest of his days comfortably, or if absolutely necessary he must be euthanized in a humane manner. Sign this petition to urge the President of Bangladesh to intervene on this magnificent creature’s behalf.


Dear President Hamid,

The Comilla Zoo is currently housing an elderly lion named Juboraj who appears to be suffering and wasting away in his advancing age. To make matters worse, he has been forced to live in a muddy pit outside of the public eye, apparently to prevent further outcry from concerned guests. This lion deserves far better, and cannot be allowed to starve from neglect simply because he is old.

Juboraj has suffered for years in isolation away from other lions. In the wild, lions are social creatures that thrive on interaction with their own kind. We, the undersigned, ask that you speak out on behalf of Juboraj and demand that he be moved to an accredited sanctuary where he can reside with other lions for his remaining days. If this cannot be done, the zoo must do the right thing and humanely euthanize him rather than allow him to die alone in agony.


[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Khalid Bin Nazrul

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  1. Maureen Garney says:

    Why has this so called zoo not been charge with animal cruelty, closed down and all animals removed and placed in a sanctuary?

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