Born: Approximately January 2015
Arrived at LLA Sacnctuary: April 2016
Lives with: Mandla (brother)
Isibindi means brave or courageous.
Isibindi arrived at LLA Sanctuary in April 2016 at the age of about 17 months.
THE STORY OF MANDLA & ISIBINDI
Leon bought Isibindi and his brother Mandla from a hunter.
The Professional Hunter from NW was on his way to Eastern Cape with Mandla in a crate on the back of his bakkie when Leon phoned him to ask some questions about Sasha and Moya. The hunter told Leon (just by the way) that he was delivering a lion to a drop and shoot. Leon told him to drop the lion of at LLA Sanctuary, and he arranged payment for the lion.
Andi was cross because this went against her ethos as a sanctuary. Leon said he is not Andi and can save a lion and give it to Andi if he chooses to do so.
Five days later the same thing happened with Isibindi.
These two brothers have grown more confident, but have no need for human contact.
They will now live a happy lion life at LLA Sanctuary for the rest of their lifes.
ISIBINDI - ZULU WORD FOR "COURAGE"
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