National Anti-vivisection Society


National Antivisection Society

Bam Bamís pride

18 November 2011


Bam Bamís family is a real rags-to-riches story. We found all eight lions crammed into a filthy rusting cage the size of two double beds.

When we relocated them, poor Campeon (pictured) was in such ill health that we feared he wouldnít make it through the night Ė but against all odds he pulled through. Now he and his family are living a life they could never have dreamed of Ė a huge 20 acre enclosure, a far cry from that crummy cage.

Their incredible story

From rusting cages to vast expanses, read about how ADI carried out an incredible investigation, achieved world-first legislation, and carried out a record-breaking rescue operation to bring them to a new home.

Operation Lion Ark

At the end of 2010, securing a ban on the use of animals in circuses in Bolivia, we completed the rescue of EVERY animal from circuses across the country.

Six monkeys, a coati mundi, a deer and horse were relocated in Bolivia or returned to the wild. We then moved all the remaining lions to the US in the biggest airlift of its kind: Operation Lion Ark.

Now these 29 ex-circus lions are living free, in family prides, in massive natural enclosures at The Wild Animal Sanctuary in Colorado and ARK 2000 in California.

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