Animal Defenders International

 

Animal Defenders International

Free to be wild, our lions enjoy sanctuary

The record-breaking Operation Lion Ark began with ADI rescuing and relocating EVERY SINGLE SUFFERING CIRCUS ANIMAL in Bolivia and ended on February 16 2011, with the last 25 lucky lions touching down at Denver airport to start their new life of freedom at The Wild Animal Sanctuary.

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One of the outdoor enclosures with the biosphere in the background.

Free at last to run and play.

Proud and free.


Two lionesses roam free.

Campeon takes a rest from his play.

A lioness and the cubs explore their den.


Pancho and Temuco relax and sniff the breeze.

The lions now have wide open space, platforms to climb on ...

... and shelter from the sun when required.


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