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Saved from circus suffering, now in the African bush!

HOME FOR CHRISTMAS! THE CUSCO PRIDE ARE IN THE AFRICAN BUSH. It took two incredible ADI rescue missions in Cusco, Peru, involving armed SWAT teams and riot police, to rescue lions Rey, Kiara, Smith, Amazonas, Mahla and Scarc. NOW THE PRIDE THAT ONCE LIVED IN TINY CIRCUS CAGES ON THE BACKS OF TRUCKS ARE TOGETHER IN THE AFRICAN BUSH - SHARE THIS AMAZING PICTURE. This is the latest habitat to be completed in ADI’s huge construction program at Emoya Big Cat Sanctuary, South Africa. The lions have over 5 acres of pristine, natural bush, with self filling waterholes and platforms. PLEASE HELP US KEEP BUILDING THESE FABULOUS HOMES FOR RESCUED LIONS:

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Special thanks to Lion Lovers Facebook Group who have raised funds for Rey and his pride since the start of the Peru mission and who have been raising funds for this enclosure.

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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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