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Lions from our Portuguese circus rescue

On 2nd February 2007, following months of negotiation, two lions (Ceasar and Sarah) and a tiger (Tarzan) rescued by ADI from a traveling circus in Portugal arrived safely at the ADI Rescue Centre at the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre in South Africa.

ADI’s “Operation Big Cat Rescue” flies cats to a new life in South Africa.

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Lion Caeser at Portuguese circus awaiting rescue by ADI.

Tiger Tarzan in Portuguese circus awaiting rescue by ADI.

Lioness Sarah in Portuguese circus awaiting rescue.


Beastwagon, where lions were housed at Portuguese Circus in Palmela.

Tiger Tarzan stands in beastwagon awaiting rescue.

Lioness Sarah alseep in beastwagon in Portuguese circus.


Tiger Tarzan pacing in beastwagon awaiting rescue.

Lioness Sarah is fed on beastwagon in Palmela, Portugal.

Cats being darted with Rabies vaccine.


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