Lion Ark Diary: The Lions Are Home!

24 Feb

They’re here! Years of undercover investigations, a hard-fought campaign, and a record-breaking rescue mission has led to this moment. Our 25 ex-circus lions have finally come to a new home, and Bolivia has been emptied of its circus animals once and for all.

Happy and safe, these lions are about to start a brand new life, free from harm and in a lush, natural environment.

This is the culmination of a groundbreaking start-to-finish operation by ADI. A few years ago, all these lions were being forced to perform tricks and kept in horrific conditions. Now they are safe, at The Wild Animal Sanctuary in Colorado, where ADI will continue to fund their care for the rest of their lives.

We hope you enjoy this final rescue diary of the lions arriving at Denver International Airport, and enjoying their first moments in their new indoor enclosures. We will continue to upload videos of the lions as they settle into their new homes, and bring you updates as we count down to their release into their outdoor enclosure.

Please share this magical moment with your friends by emailing them a link, and by posting this video on facebook and on twitter.

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10 Responses to “Lion Ark Diary: The Lions Are Home!”

  1. Maggie Barrett February 24, 2011 at 10:31 am #

    All the Lions featured in this video look so incredible and content. Thank you so much for what you do for the animal kind. I cannot support you monetarily but do support you with all my heart.

  2. valda March 1, 2011 at 4:58 am #

    To all involved in the rescue of these very lucky lions,you must feel very relieved and happy that finally, all your hard work has come to an end ,and they will live out the remaining years -free from the cruel life they had to endure before they were rescued,we who love and care for animals -thank you.

  3. Carmen Mandel March 1, 2011 at 9:42 am #

    A huge accomplishment!. Not only they were rescued from a horrific life, but the ban put a full stop to further abuse.

    I am sharing this emotive and groundbreaking event across my conservation blogs. Thank you ADI for your compassionate work. ♥

  4. G. Murali dhar March 5, 2011 at 8:51 pm #

    25 Ex-Circus lin came to New shelter which is harmless for their future life. Human civilizatin is implied in your rescue work. No other organisatins are unable to work like you as they stands only for existence of its people of organisations.
    G. Murali dhar

    • G. Murali dhar March 10, 2013 at 7:26 am #

      The real problem is that How ADI can lookafter all the animals rescued. some people must take these animals in adoption to support ADI.
      G. Murali dhar

      • G. Murali dhar July 3, 2013 at 10:05 pm #

        Really it is record breaking mission of rescue. I am happy to see the way of rescue of 25 ex- circus lions.
        G. Murali dhar

  5. Mylene March 10, 2011 at 9:13 am #

    This is so touching. I’m so glad that they banned circuses in Bolivia. I wish that other countries would follow. Animals do not belong in circuses.

    Amazing video and a huge accomplishment.

    Thank you for helping these beautiful animals.

    • G. Murali dhar July 3, 2013 at 10:08 pm #

      It is true. Animals are not for either fir circus or for people’ s food. They are co- passengers of the train ( Earth )

  6. Gabriela May 26, 2011 at 7:42 am #

    Que buen trabajo!!! me emociono al ver lo que se puede hacer en favor de estos animales preciosos!! aqui en Argentina falta tanto para que de una vez por todas los circos terminen con esa tortura!!! Felicitaciones

  7. Brenda Reddy May 19, 2013 at 11:16 am #

    I am speachless, the work you have achived with a fantastic outcome. You must be so proud, I certainly am.
    Fantastic work ADI Team.

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