Posted: 8 January 2011. Updated: 15 October 2015
In an historic world first, Animal Defenders International has rescued an incredible 25 lions from eight circuses in Bolivia.
Accompanied by the Bolivian authorities, the ADI team travelled all over Bolivia seizing lions and other animals from shocking conditions in circuses.
These lions have now touched down, and are beginning their new lives in The Wild Animal Sanctuary, in Colorado.
Read about Operation Lion Ark, the ADI rescue which emptied Bolivia of its circus animals.