Though he has a long road ahead, Magnus could be one of the lucky ones. He is still receiving treatment and has reportedly doubled his weight since his surgery last month.
If all goes well, Let's Adopt is planning to transfer Magnus to a South African sanctuary. "He is my friend," Jimenez said, explaining that he plans to escort Magnus to his new home. "So I want to be the one that introduces him to his friends over there."
Because Magnus has no proper paperwork, the process is a lengthy one, but they're aiming to move him in the next few months.
"Right now, he looks amazing," Jimenez said. "He looks beautiful. He looks like a real lion."