African Lion Shelia at Noccalula Falls Park Dies

A community is mourning the loss of a beloved animal that was known as the “Queen of the Falls.” Shelia, an African Lion came to Noccalula Falls Park in 2002 where she became family to park staff members and frequent visitors. Shelia was suffering from a serious health issue over the last few weeks that continued to get progressively worse as veterinarians and staff members worked to get it under control.

The “Queen of the Falls” ashes will be returned to the park and staff members are inviting the public to leave flowers at her closure as well as share photos and memories of Shelia on Noccalula Falls Park’s Facebook page.


News Posts Archive