Louie

African Lion

  • Species: Panthera leo
  • Born: 11/21/2005
  • Sex: Male
  • Favorite Food: Racks of Ribs
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Lufuno (or Louie) is a twelve year old white lion that was gifted to former exotic animal trainer, Brian McMillan, by a friend in Africa.  Brian spent much of his life training lions for everything from circus acts to the movies.  But, as time wore on, Brian began to feel more like an animal advocate than an animal trainer because he was always having to plead for better treatment of the animals. He has since ended his career because he believes that the animals deserve better.

In Swahili, Lufuno means “good to love”. With his kind and sweet nature, Brian says Louie certainly lives up to his name.