Cutting the Cage

Gustavo is about 13 years old and was obese at the time of his rescue, weighing about 600 pounds rather than the normal 450–500 because he had no room to exercise and was fed a poor diet. He was in a very small enclosure that he had probably entered as a cub and never allowed out into a larger space—the walls of the cage had to be cut because the door was too small to allow him through it.