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The Lions Are Home (Heartwarming Video)

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.”


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5:38PM PDT on Apr 25, 2013

Tribute To Animal Rescuers

5:47AM PDT on Apr 24, 2013

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

9:02AM PDT on Apr 23, 2013

noted thats great.

10:28PM PDT on Apr 22, 2013

So wonderful to see these gorgeous cats free!

6:18PM PDT on Sep 10, 2012

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

6:09PM PDT on Sep 10, 2012

Thank you for sharing!

6:08PM PDT on Sep 10, 2012

Thank you for sharing!

5:41AM PDT on Oct 21, 2011

Pure joy.

12:51AM PDT on Oct 21, 2011

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.

12:50PM PDT on Jun 1, 2011

This story made my day.

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