National Anti-vivisection Society


National Antivisection Society

Colo Colo’s pride

18 November 2011


Colo Colo and companions Muneca and Lulu were the most troubled lions we had rescued.

But thanks to expert veterinary care – including emergency dental treatment - and a beautiful new home, they are quickly becoming accustomed to their wonderful new lives.

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. Their care will be funded by ADI for the rest of their lives.

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