Junior is a curious and playful lion. He lives with Bumba and the two are inseparable. They get up to a little mischief together but are also very affectionate.
Roaring as they are released into their new lives: 33 lions are rescued from circuses in Colombia and Peru and airlifted to a sanctuary in South.
33 rescue lions arrived at the Emoya Big Cat Sanctuary in Limpopo, South Africa on Sunday 1 May The 33 travelled from Peru to OR Tambo International. Amazonas is the mate of Smith and currently lives next to Kiara Cusco and her cubs at the ADI rescue centre in Peru. Twenty-four of the lions were rescued in surprise raids on a circus in Peru, where they were living in cages on the backs of trucks. Share or comment on this article. Africa Americas Asia China Europe Middle East Opinion U. Although several South American countries have passed legislation in recent years banning wild animals in circuses, enforcing the laws is tough, said Greenaway. Animal Defenders International "African sun, African 33 lions skies, African bush and sounds, clouds, summer thunderstorms, large enclosures in a natural setting where they can remember who they are," Savannah Heuser, founder of Emoya Big Cat 33 lions, said in a statement. They're the ones who are the real victims. Rescued circus lions make new home in South Africa