Lions Tigers & Bears celebrates Lion King and rescued tiger Moka’s first full year at sanctuary

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Lion, Tigers and Bears animal sanctuary has a new PSA running in San Diego AMC theaters before the Lion King thanking the movie industry for moving away from using live animals in films like the non-profit’s real life Lion King, rescued former performance lion, Louie.

Also Moka the tiger, who was confiscated at the US-Mexico border as a young cub from animal traffickers, is celebrating a year at the sanctuary in July. He was initially cared for by the San Diego Zoo and captured the hearts of many animal lovers.

Since Moka is a “generic” tiger bred for the exotic animal trade, and doesn’t fit within zoo conservation guidelines, US Fish and Wildlife asked LTB to provide life-time sanctuary and Moka moved in to LTB last summer, according to officials from LTB.

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