National Anti-vivisection Society


National Antivisection Society

Kimba and India

18 November 2011


Kimba and India endured many years of hardship in the circus.

Kimba spent eleven years alone in a zoo after being dumped by a travelling circus. India spent her life in a tiny cage. But now, they have a vast natural habitat to roam. After many years, they have finally found happiness.

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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