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José & Liso’s Big Day!

TWO VERY SPECIAL LIONS, NOW IN THEIR VERY SPECIAL HOME -­ THANKS TO YOU! Best buddies José and Liso were rescued from the circus in Peru and flown home to Africa by ADI. Suffering head trauma - likely caused by beatings in the circus – José has difficulties judging distances, so we have built the friends a “special needs” forever home at Emoya Big Cat Sanctuary, South Africa, where they can play, snuggle and LIVE THEIR LIVES in complete safety. WATCH & SHARE this video of their moving in day!

Now, we URGENTLY need your help to build nine more habitats for the remaining ex-circus lions at Emoya. PLEASE HELP GIVE THE LIONS WE HAVE SAVED THE LIFE BACK THAT THEY WERE DENIED:

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Special thanks to Suzanne de Jongh for capturing José and Liso’s big day on film!

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Animal Rescues


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.

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