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Bolivian Circus Lions Go Free in Colorado

Following rescue from eight separate Bolivian circuses twenty five lions will be freed into The Wild Animal Sanctuary in Keenesburg, Colorado, USA, on 5th July 2011.

Animal Defenders International raided a number of circuses in November 2010, after the South American nation banned the use of animals in circus acts. Work then had to begin on constructing a holding facility in Santa Cruz, where the animals were held for a short period to allow for acclimatisation. They were then airlifted in February 2011 to Denver.

On 5th July 2011, the lions will finally be released into a sanctuary in Keenesburg which manages 720 acres of grassland for large carnivores including bears and tigers.

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