Bolivian lions headed to Colo. wildlife sanctuary

DENVER — Twenty-five lions from Bolivia will get a new home at a wildlife sanctuary in Colorado.

A plane carrying the big cats is set to arrive in Denver on Wednesday and will be taken to the Wild Animal Sanctuary near Keenesburg, about 35 miles northeast of Denver.

The Denver Post reports that nearly all of the lions were rescued from circuses, traveling shows as well as homes.

Animal Defenders International told the newspaper that it has worked with the Bolivian government to seize lions from circuses. Group president Jan Creamer said the animals were usually kept in crates and cages.

At the sanctuary, the lions will be able to roam over 80 acres.

The sanctuary is already home to about 270 wild animals, including lions, tigers, bears and wolves.


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