33 Lions Rescued From Circuses Headed to Colorado Sanctuary

In a “monumental rescue,” African lions confiscated from circuses are getting ready to leave Peru for their new home in Colorado. A year ago, the country outlawed animal use in shows. The circuses that didn’t comply with the ban now have animals who need a place to go, and the Wild Animal Sanctuary in Colorado has agreed to take them. The next step is to get them there. “This will be the world’s largest airlift of African lions in history,” said Pat Craig, who runs the sanctuary. Some of the lions are in poor health because of the way they were treated. In about two weeks, Craig plans to charter a 767 cargo jet to bring the lions to the U.S. Once in their new home, they’ll be split into groups that will hopefully become prides. — Read it at NBC News


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