Rey Cusco & Smith: Brothers in Africa

Rescued by ADI from a circus in the city of Cusco, Peru, are thriving in the world nature intended for them at the ADI Wildlife Sanctuary, South Africa. The two endured a brutal circus life, deprived of their physical and psychological needs as they lived on bare boards in a tiny cage. Smith is a huge male, but lacks a mane because he was castrated in the circus. At the Sanctuary, they receive proper nutrition, veterinary care, vital enrichment such as catnip-infused hay boxes, and ample space to roam, relax and play in an environment as close to what nature intended.

The road that leads to Stephi Habitat where Rey C and Smith live is called Lion Lovers Lane, recognizing followers of Facebook group Lion Lovers who raised the funds to cover the cost of Rey’s rescue and flight to Africa. With roads at the sanctuary currently being improved, there are opportunities to sponsor other roads.

This is a huge project, so to help us get over the finish line, an anonymous donor is matching all donations up to $10,000!


Every contribution helps, even $5 and $10 donations add up!

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