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.”
Animal Defenders International