Rescue of 33 lions

• Saving 33 lions

33 lions were rescued from circuses in Peru and Colombia, and moved to South Africa to start a new life from scratch. Here, in the Limpopo province zanamenitoy they will reserve an area of ​​5 000 hectares. Touching pictures of the rescued big cats.

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The container with the rescued lions arrived at the sanctuary. (Photo by Dan Kitwood):

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Kish. She does not expect anything horochego, but this time it will be different. (Photo by Dan Kitwood):

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Sad eyes. (Photo: Siphiwe Sibeko | Reuters):

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Lioness before release into the wild. (Photo by Dan Kitwood):

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The uncertainty ... (Photo Siphiwe Sibeko | Reuters):

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Be patient! (Photo by Dan Kitwood):

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Lions released at will in turn, awaiting watered water. (Photo by Dan Kitwood):

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The uncertain and cautious step into the wild. (Photo: Siphiwe Sibeko | Reuters):

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of the park employees. (Photo: Siphiwe Sibeko | Reuters):

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The new big house in South Africa. (Photo by Dan Kitwood):

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"These big cats are not not seen the light until now. They did not walk on the grass, do not lie and do not sniff the ground. When you see how they rub against the trees for the first time in my life - it really does look magical. " (Photo by Dan Kitwood):

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"Some animals were knocked out teeth and claws removed ... It's sad, but now their ordeal was over. They are waiting for a new life from scratch. "

Rescue of 33 lions

"With this project we are trying to bring life back to the lions, which was stolen from them for many years in the arenas of cruel circuses Peru and Colombia." (Photo: Siphiwe Sibeko | Reuters):

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These cats can not survive in the wild because they have been bred in captivity. (Photo: Siphiwe Sibeko | Reuters):

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reserve Fence on 5000 hectares. (Photo by Dan Kitwood):

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At the reserve there drinking pools, playgrounds, in general, do not get bored. (Photo by Dan Kitwood):

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Up to this point he is not lying, and even walked the earth. (Photo by Dan Kitwood):

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Another rescued lion. I arrived with cataracts in Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg.

Rescue of 33 lions