UPDATE: Lions Rescued From Bolivia Get First Taste of Wide Open Space

UPDATE: Lions Rescued From Bolivia Get First Taste of Wide Open Space

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lion-faceA pride of eight lions, rescued last fall from a life of deprivation in a Bolivian circus, braved their way out of their shelter at the Wild Animal Sanctuary and into a spring snow shower.

“It’s something they’ve never seen — not to mention grass and dirt, but snow,” said Pat Craig, executive director of the sanctuary near Denver, Colorado.

This pride, or family group, was the first of the 25 circus lions airlifted from Bolivia this year to be released into four specially built lion habitats that cover 80 acres.

(READ the story in The Denver Post)

Thanks to Elizabeth Allen for submitting the link!

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