Wildlife World Zoo
When we first saw Leonardo he was near death, suffering from malnutrition and pneumonia. ' Although Leonardo has gained weight and bonded with his keepers at his new home at the SWCC, he has suffered some recent medical issues from being declawed as a cub. 'The declawing procedure mangled his paws, leaving him unable to climb and jump to high places like leopards should.
Recently, Leo started limping and we noticed drainage coming from a rear paw. Veterinarians examined Leo's foot, took x-rays, and determined that it has become necrotic and infected. The declawing he suffered through as a cub has now led to the need for a surgical