Texas Burger Company Donates Elk Meat to Sick Lion

A Texas company with an unusual name is helping the king of the jungle.

Jason Boso, who owns The Twisted Root Burger Company says he received an email from the In-Sync Exotics Wildlife Rescue Education Center in Wylie, Texas.

Employees at the center told Boso about a very sick African lion named Aramis who would only eat elk meat.

The center called local hunters, but no one had the meat. As it turns out, Boso uses elk meat in his hamburgers.

Boso gathered up his staff and headed out to the center and sure enough, slowly but surely Aramis began to eat.

"I think it's awesome. I mean a lion and me, we have a lot in common. We eat buffalo and elk and venison, and so I needed to help my brother out," said Boso.

Workers at the center slipped medicine into the meat. The 50 pounds of elk meat should feed Aramis the lion for about two weeks.

The wildlife center is hoping that's enough time for him to regain his strength.

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