Urgent appeal for donations to help care for lions rescued in Operation Lion Ark
Animal Defenders International’s record breaking ‘Operation Lion Ark’, a rescue that began in Bolivia last November, ended on February 16 when 25 lucky lions touched down at Denver airport at 4:00 pm, en route to their specially constructed 80 acre enclosure at The Wild Animal Sanctuary (TWAS) in Keenesburg Colorado.
These 25 lucky lions have been on the journey of a lifetime, leaving behind suffering and deprivation from their time spent in circuses in Bolivia. Up until now, all they have known is deplorable conditions, neglect and abuse. They have been brought back from the brink and now paradise awaits them.
The rescue began with a series of dramatic seizures the length and breadth of Bolivia by Animal Defenders International who worked with the Bolivian authorities to enforce Bolivia’s Law 4040 which bans the use of animals in circuses, after uncovering the systematic abuse and neglect of circus animals across the country.
In preparation for the Lion Ark arrival, a huge indoor facility has been constructed at TWAS on almost 10 acres to acclimatize the lions before they are released into huge outdoor enclosures covering 80 acres. The lions range from cubs of just three months old to an elderly lion aged 15.
ADI have made the commitment to fund the care of these animals for the rest of their lives, and there will be ongoing costs for these animals for many years. ADI urgently needs the help of supporters to adopt the lions; a regular donation will help them for years to come.
Please make a donation today to help fund their care for the rest of their lives.
Donate by phone
Please call our offices and make a donation:
UK – 020 7630 3340
U.S. – 323 935 2234
Donate by mail
Please send a cheque, payable to Animal Defenders International, in the post:
UK – Millbank Tower, Millbank, London SW1P 4QP
U.S. – 6100 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1150, Los Angeles, CA 90048
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- Eight week-old rescued lion cubs named after benefactors (Jan 27)
- ADI plans massive airlift of rescued lions from Bolivia to Colorado (Jan 19)
- ADI seizes all Bolivian circuses as animal circus industry shuts down for good (Jan 14)