The close bond between brothers Smith and ReyC, seen here soaking up the last rays of afternoon sun from their viewing platform, has always been apparent. When they were in a Peruvian circus, they endured abuse, malnutrition and confinement in tiny cages.
Smith, who lacks a mane due to castration, almost lost his life after he pounced on a member of the public during an incredibly reckless performance – ADI successfully fought to save him.
They and their family were rescued and flown to the ADI Wildlife Sanctuary in their native Africa. These two magnificent boys now share the spacious 6 acres of the Stephanides Habitat. Help support the lifetime of the care they deserve.