Animal reserve hopes lion cub boosts business

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

An Indiana animal reserve that has seen business suffer this summer is purring along thanks to a new addition to its menagerie.

Stapp's Circle S Ranch has added a lion cub to the lineup of animals housed on its 32-acre reserve.

Animal trainer Josie Clark tells the Greensburg Daily News ( ) business has improved since the cub arrived July 27.

Stapp's plans to eventually mate the cub with an adult male lion named Jogga. The male lion was rescued from an owner who could no longer raise him after tornadoes hit southern Indiana in March.

Visitors can touch the cub now but won't be able to once it reaches 12 weeks old. Clark says the USDA requires it to be in a pen then for safety reasons.

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