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#1011503 - 15th Jun 2016 12:49am 33 lions
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Did anyone follow the return of 33 rescued lions from Peru and Columbia , back to their homeland of South Africa ? An immense operation which was completely successful. There can be nothing but total admiration for these people.

I have followed their story so far, and they have all settled in well. Unfortunately two lions and two lionesses took ill last week. The two lionesses did not survive, which is so sad.

The first video they made of the rescue. The second video is complied from some of the same footage but also footage of their arrival at Emoya big Cat Sanctuary.





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#1011504 - 15th Jun 2016 1:16am Re: 33 lions [Re: granny]
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You can read all about them here. Leo had a bad time with all his teeth smashed and his claws removed, as many other had too.

https://lionsbacktoafrica.org/meet-the-families/

I adopted Joseph, and with a much better diet his cataract is improving a little. It will then be assessed if he will be able to benefit from an operation.



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#1011536 - 15th Jun 2016 1:11pm Re: 33 lions [Re: granny]
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#1011542 - 15th Jun 2016 1:23pm Re: 33 lions [Re: granny]
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Well done Granny, you'd have to have a heart of stone not to be emotionally affected by the plight of those poor animals.

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#1011587 - 15th Jun 2016 10:37pm Re: 33 lions [Re: McGee]
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McGee, I have shed bucket loads of tears. Happy ones too, after seeing videos of how they are settling and gradually being re-introduced to playmates.
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#1011720 - 17th Jun 2016 11:40pm Re: 33 lions [Re: granny]
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Dear, Joseph . Joseph is his new name, as he had never had one. They just called him 'Blind'





Joseph has got a friend now......Ricardo

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#1011721 - 17th Jun 2016 11:55pm Re: 33 lions [Re: granny]
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Junior (one of the lions who took ill, better now) and Bumba.

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#1012022 - 21st Jun 2016 12:59pm Re: 33 lions [Re: granny]
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Moving on for a moment but on the same theme.

'Weepy of the day' !

Laboratory chimps caged for 30 years are finally released to a sanctuary


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#1014409 - 15th Jul 2016 4:54pm Re: 33 lions [Re: granny]
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Good News for Cheshire...........

Apparently, One of their Zebras recently died, and it was replaced by another Baby Zebra.


http://www.chesterchronicle.co.uk/news/c...eshire-11612924


Peter Jolly's Circus zebra when the show visited Helsby in 2014
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#1014562 - 16th Jul 2016 5:42pm Re: 33 lions [Re: granny]
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Release, after 50 years in a cage ....for us. cry


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#1016150 - 4th Aug 2016 4:44pm Re: 33 lions [Re: granny]
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Update on the lions..

Off to the dentist today. Two so far. Having their dental work done due to their being broken when in circus captivity.

They are having all the necessary work done before they are released into their new enclosures in the near future..

First in is Junior:



.....and then 3 hrs ago Junior Recovering


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#1016151 - 4th Aug 2016 4:46pm Re: 33 lions [Re: granny]
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Ojiciaro is next in the dentists chair. He and his friend Iron were in an horrific condition and had just about given up when they were rescued. I will update later on OJ .

Ojiciaro (at the front) and Iron when rescued in Colombia




HE CAME FROM HELL – TOGETHER, WE ARE TRANSFORMING HIS LIFE. Ojiclaro, one of the lions rescued in Colombia, is sedated by Dr. Peter Caldwell and prepared for surgery to repair extensive damage done to his teeth during his time in the circus. Behind him, his friend Iron looks on. Ojiclaro and Iron appeared in one of the saddest circus pictures we have seen (inset), in which the two lions looked broken. Today, they are transformed – it’s incredible to think they left that horrific circus cage and are back home in an ADI enclosure at Emoya Big Cat Sanctuary in South Africa.

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Find out about the ADI Operation Spirit of Freedom rescue: https://lionsbacktoafrica.org/the-rescue/

Special thanks to: Dr Peter Caldwell of Old Chapel Veterinary Clinic overseeing all veterinary procedures in the rehabilitation of the lions; Dr Gerhard Steenkamp, veterinary dentist and co-founder of savingthesurvivors.org; Dr Brendan Tindall, co-founder of thewildspirit.com.


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#1016156 - 4th Aug 2016 5:09pm Re: 33 lions [Re: granny]
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#1016160 - 4th Aug 2016 5:45pm Re: 33 lions [Re: granny]
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..10 mins ago.



Ojiclaro is put into an ADI travel crate with a nice straw bed to recover from his extensive dental surgery to repair damage to his teeth endured before we rescued him from the circus. Minunette of Emoya Big Cat Sanctuary and Jan from ADI place blankets over him to ensure he stays warm.

A huge thank you to all the ADI supporters who donated and sponsored the construction of our 33 travel crates. Not only did those crates take our lions home to Africa (and Hoover home to Florida) but we are still using them


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#1016212 - 5th Aug 2016 9:11am Re: 33 lions [Re: granny]
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Meet the families on this link : https://lionsbacktoafrica.org/meet-the-families/

Today LEO is off to the dentist.

RESCUED CIRCUS LIONS GET USED TO LIFE HOME IN AFRICA. Leo nuzzles his beloved Muneca as we move towards reuniting them. Torn apart by the circus, we saved Leo in the first rescue during ADI's Operation Spirit of Freedom in Peru, but the circus blocked the authorities and ADI from seizing his mate and daughters Kiara and Africa. It took 8 months of pursuit but ADI never gave up, finally catching up with the circus and saving the lionesses in northern Peru. THEY ENDURED CIRCUS HELL ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WORLD, NOW YOU CAN HELP LEO & MUNECA BE REUNITED AND SPEND THE REST OF THEIR LIVES TOGETHER IN A NATURAL AFRICAN BUSH ENCLOSURE. The lions are currently in bonding camps at Emoya Big Cat Sanctuary – a series of enclosures with a simple mesh separating the lions to be introduced but allowing some contact, to assess whether they can live together. We are also undertaking a major veterinary programme because many of the lions need help after their lives of abuse. Once lions are fully recovered from any veterinary procedures and have successfully been introduced to form prides, they take the giant step into their large, lifetime enclosures. WE NEED YOUR HELP TO COMPLETE THE ENCLOSURE FOR LEO, MUNECA AND FAMILY. CAN YOU HELP?

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