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The MBJungle Foundation has chosen a symbol to represent the caring and protection that we wish to bring to pets with birth defects and mental illness.  That symbol is known in the Chinese culture as “Shishi,” a guardian lioness.  Guardian lions date from the Han Dynasty (206 BC-AD 220) in China, and have traditionally been placed in front of such places as imperial palaces, imperial tombs, and government offices.

These stone figures have been deemed to have mythic protective benefits.  Generally presented in pairs, the male has been regarded as the guardian of the structure, while the female, who is displayed with her cub, has been considered as the one who nurtures and protects those dwelling inside.   Because of the nurturing and protective nature of the female, the MBJungle Foundation has chosen her as the protective symbol of the pets for whom we hope to provide support.