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The Lion Ark lions

Posted: 18 November 2011. Updated: 1 October 2015

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At the end of 2010, securing a ban on the use of animals in circuses in Bolivia, we completed the rescue of EVERY animal from circuses across the country.

Six monkeys, a coati mundi, a deer and horse were relocated in Bolivia or returned to the wild. We then moved all the remaining lions to the US in the biggest airlift of its kind: Operation Lion Ark.

Now these lions are living free, in family prides, in massive natural enclosures at The Wild Animal Sanctuary in Colorado and ARK 2000 in California.

The Prides:

Our rescued lions now live in family prides, and roam vast enclosures in the United States.

Their incredible story

From rusting cages to vast expanses, read about how ADI carried out an incredible investigation, achieved world-first legislation, and carried out a record-breaking rescue operation to bring them to a new home.

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