Animal Defenders International


Animal Defenders International

Kesari explores his new home at the ADI Wildlife Sanctuary

Kesari was bullied out of his pride at Pretoria Zoo. If the zoo had put him up for auction he would have been doomed. They waited for two years for a home, with Kesari spending much of his time in a night-house. We brought Kesari to the ADI Wildlife Sanctuary. This huge lion was shy and cautious, at first, he would not leave his travel crate, but over the days grew in confidence, and he finally stepped out into his 2.5 acre habitat. Kesari is home.

Our Thanks to Captured In Africa Foundation who kept looking for a home for Kesari and found it when they approached ADI.

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Animal Rescues

Having secured and helped enforce an animal circus ban in Bolivia, ADI returned to Latin America to assist the authorities in Peru and Colombia. Over 100 animals were rescued during Operation Spirit of Freedom. In 2018 ADI launched Operation Liberty in Guatemala, where it has so far saved 6 lions and 15 tigers. Now just one circus with animals remains in the country.

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