Huge thanks to Christian at The Dodo for his feature on the Spirit of Freedom circus animal rescue and our massive airlift to get the 33 ex-circus lions from Peru and Colombia, back to their native Africa!
The seizures, rescues, animal care at the temporary rescue facilities and finding homes for over 100 animals has been tough, but the outcome has been so rewarding. Who would have ever imagined seeing Cholita the spectacled bear back in the forest – and now with bears next door! And lonely spider monkey Pepe, who found happiness with Valerie; they were then joined by Samantha, Annie, Mateo and Cindy – all swinging through the trees in their own piece of rainforest. James the Military macaw has flown free, and others have moved on. Some are now in wild release projects, learning to live free.
Now it is the turn of the lions – Rey and Kiara and their family, Leo and his family, David and Rapunzel, Ricardo, Joseph, and all the others. Time for Africa.
Thanks Christian, and The Dodo, for helping!
See the article here: