Liоns whо sρеnt уеars in сagеs in traνеIing сirсus taке first stеρs tо frееdоm - Animals Paradise

Liоns whо sρеnt уеars in сagеs in traνеIing сirсus taке first stеρs tо frееdоm

Animals, likе all living creatures, need to stay in their natural habitat.

These creatures thrive best in a familiar environment, whether it be land, water, or air. They get the best food for their health and growth, and they are at the right temperature to keep them safe and healthy. If they are in known territories, it also coincides with their knowledge of their predators and kicks in their survival instincts.

However, this is not true for many animals all over the world.

Many animals are caged and bred in captivity. You see most of them in zoos, amusement parks, or aquariums. Others keep them as pets even if they are meant to be free in the wild. And when humans do this to animals, humans, too, should take action to bring them back to where they belong. Gladly, this is the happy-ending story of these four lions bred in captivity.

Angela, Bellone, Saïda, and Louga were born and bred in captivity. They spent their whole lives going around France and performing for a circus company. They were forced to perform and do tricks in front of loud, noisy crowds. Their living conditions were far from ideal.

They are cramped up in cages as the circus moves from one place to another. Who knows what they were fed, but we bet they didn’t get the best nutrition either.

The foundation started to raise funds to transport these lions back to South Africa. Other animal welfare foundations and partners, likе Lazy Lions, gave specialized care for these big cats.

Unfortunately, the journey wasn’t easy for them due to COVID.

The pandemic stunted their plans and pushed them back a couple of years. However, the foundation saw this as a chance to help the animals recover, gather more dơnatiоns, and prepare for the transfer. During the pandemic, the lions stayed in a rеscuе center in France. But the plan was always to bring them to their homeland.

And in 2022, the lions finally went to a sanctuary in their homeland.

It was a long journey from France to South Africa, where they will stay at Shamwari Private Game Reserve. They are still in an enclosed area, but they are freer to move around a three-acre lot.

Lions bred in captivity are not fit to be sent out directly to the wild.