The Lions Are Home (Heartwarming Video)

Here is the final installment of my updates about Operation Lion Ark and the rescue of 25 lions by Animal Defenders International from terrible conditions in Bolivian circuses. 


Throughout the rescue mission, Care2 members demonstrated their support by sending messages of gratitude and encouragement to ADI.  To thank everyone for their efforts, ADI has sent a special video that shows the first moments of the lions’ arrival at their new home.


The lions are safe and sound and about to embark on a brand new life, free from abuse, neglect and danger at the Wildlife Sanctuary in Colorado.  The lions will live in a 15,000 square-foot “biosphere” to help them adjust to the chilly weather in Colorado. 


For many of the lions, the biosphere is the first time in their lives they are free to walk around without being tethered or caged.


Jan Creamer, president of ADI said, “They’re here.  Years of undercover investigations, a hard-fought campaign, and a record-breaking rescue mission has led to this moment. Our 25 ex-circus lions have finally come to a new home, and Bolivia has been emptied of its circus animals once and for all.”


Related Story:

Bolivian Circus Lions Arrive in U.S.

Animal Defenders International


Patricia Guilhem
Patricia Guilhem4 years ago

Enfin une bonne nouvelle ! Il y en a trop peu.

Sandi C.
Sandi C4 years ago

noted thats great.

Natasha Salgado
natasha s4 years ago

So wonderful to see these gorgeous cats free!

Fran F.
Fran away F4 years ago

Fine, lovely animals - it's wonderful that they've been rescued from the hell-hole of circus life!

LMj Sunshine

Thank you for sharing!

LMj Sunshine

Thank you for sharing!

Calliope S.
Calliope S5 years ago

Pure joy.

valda p.
valda p5 years ago

Thank you to all that were involved in this amazing effort to free these beautiful animals ,if only we could open the gates to all the cages and free all the animals -everywhere,this is a start,you are truly -exceptional animal people.

Tim O'Neill
Past Member 6 years ago

This story made my day.