Young male lion rescued from wire snare that was trapped round his neck for three years in Tanzania

Incredible story of how the lion condemned to death when his neck was caught in a poacher's snare survived for THREE YEARS after he was fed by his brothers and sisters Lion first spotted with the snare caught around its neck in Mikumi National park in Tanzania in 2009The snare was slowly garroting him to death as he grew in size Varying terrain meant that several attempts to tranquilise the male lion failed But he was kept alive by his pride of lions who brought him food Rangers at Mikumi National Park finally managed to free the lion in August The lion was recently snapped in the wild on the road to recovery | UPDATED: 22:46 GMT, 23 December 2012 A young male lion caught in a snare which slowly tightened around his neck as he grew older has been saved after a rescue operation was launched. The lion was first spotted trapped in the snare in Mikumi National park in Tanzania back in 2009 but several attempts to rescue him failed