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Human Breast Milk Helps a Lion Orphaned by Poaching

Badass Yana is a farmer in South Africa. On her farm she has rhinoceroses and other game. On the farm next door there are lions. Poaching of these wild animals is a big problem in South Africa.


Last night Yana and her neighbor heard gun shots. Fortunately, Yana’s rhinoceroses were unharmed, but this lion cub’s mother was poisoned. The lion cub (i week old) is waiting to be transferred to a rehab center. Yana is feeding him a mix of her breast milk and a special formula for lions made of cream, egg yolks and cow’s milk.

Pretty Badass to be nourishing a lion cub and an adorable 14 month old toddler your breast milk!