Strikingly handsome ex-circus lion Tomas checks out his kingdom from his viewing platform before retiring for a nap at the ADI Wildlife Sanctuary in South Africa. After ADI helped to enforce legislation banning all animal circus acts in Guatemala, Tomas’ family members Kimba and Sasha were handed over to ADI and cared for at our Temporary Rescue Unit. Tomas was first given to a zoo by the circus, but thankfully, the zoo did not have space for him and he was brought to ADI and reunited with his pride.
Tomas and 16 other big cats flew from Guatemala and eventually touched down in Johannesburg in his native Africa, ready to start a new chapter. In contrast to their cruel circus life, they now know respect, and a life as close as possible to what nature intended.
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