Mutilated by the circus, spectacled bear Cholita lost all of her fur due to stress. A year ago, in one of our most emotional rescues ever, ADI took Cholita home to the forest.
Watch the award-winning action-documentary Lion Ark on the big screen, enjoy a Q&A session with Director Tim Phillips and Producer Jan Creamer, and see an exclusive preview of Operation Spirit of Freedom.
Ex-circus lions Leo, Muneca, and their daughters Kiara and Africa, are the first rescued lions to be released into their forever home - a HUGE habitat in the African bush!
If ADI cannot relocate her, the authorities have said that she could be euthanized.
Wildlife officials have found a severed bear claw at a Colombian National Park headquarters, alongside an anonymous note threatening further bear killings; ADI is calling on South American authorities to take action.
One of our largest habitat construction programs is underway with the lion enclosures ADI is funding at Emoya Big Cat Sanctuary, South Africa.
The multi-award winning action-documentary, Lion Ark, will be released on DVD worldwide in November. Pre-order your copy now and receive a 20% discount.
From Joseph to Ricardo to Cholita, you can now buy a t-shirt of your favourite rescued animal.
HAPPY 1ST YEAR IN THE FOREST CHOLITA! NOW HELP BRING DOMINGA HOME TOO! Share and enjoy this wonderful video showing how ADI supporters transformed the life of spectacled bear Cholita. Mutilated by the circus, who cut off her fingers and broke her teeth, Cholita lost all of her fur due to stress, and for years there was nowhere for her. In one of our most emotional ever rescues, ADI took Cholita home to the forest, and her rescue opened the door to save two more bears, Lucho and Sabina. NOW CELEBRATE CHOLITA’S 1ST YEAR HOME AND HELP US GIVE THAT LIFE TO ANOTHER NEARLY BALD SPECTACLED BEAR CALLED DOMINGA, CURRENTLY IN AN ANDEAN ZOO. Thank you to everyone who helped get Cholita home, now together, we can give her a new neighbour!
See Cholita on the big screen, as Lion Ark tours US movie theatres in November, accompanied by a short about the various rescues in Operation Spirit of Freedom – check if there is a screening near you »
Having secured and helped enforce an animal circus ban in Bolivia, saving all of the animals, ADI return to Latin America to assist the authorities in Peru and Colombia. Over 100 animals have been rescued during Operation Spirit of Freedom with 33 lions heading home to Africa.
Exposing what the animal abusers want to keep secret, ADI shines a light on Fur Farms... The Movie Industry... Laboratory monkey dealers... Britain’s last circus elephant... Elephant rides... Circuses in South America... USA... UK and more...