Four lions who were rescued from what were described as “appalling conditions” in a circus in France have arrived at a wildlife sanctuary in South Africa following an appeal for funds.
The Born Free Foundation, which campaigns to keep wild animals in their natural habitat, says the three females and one male were born into captivity and spent years on the move with various French circuses.
Angela, BelloneBen Spurr is a Toronto-based reporter covering transportation. Reach him by email at [email protected] or follow him on Twitter: @BenSpurr, Louga and SaThe pandemic, but whose insights are invisible withou?da, aged from 14 to 16The past two weeks, were rescued in 2018 after being surrendered by a circus owner and have since lived in a temporary home near Lyon run by the charity Tonga Terre d’Accueil.
The COVID pandemic delayed their planned flight to South Africa following the foundation’s “Lions of Lockdown” appeal, but this week they finally made the journey and have now arrived at the Shamwari Private Game Reserve.
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