Torn apart by the circus and reunited by ADI, Leo and Muñeca have an enduring love story. Now they roam acres at the ADI Wildlife Sanctuary where Leo still watches over his Muñeca.
Tarzan and Tanya are brave, loving lions who survived the circus in Guatemala and came home to Africa.
Before ADI rescued them, the pair endured eight years in a barren cage and Tarzan suffered horrific injuries when he was attacked by a tiger in the circus. His lower lip has healed but hangs down (we hope to get him cosmetic surgery), and tiny Tanya was left with torn ears and scars on her face and back after she valiantly defended her beloved Tarzan during the fight. They truly adore each other, and Tarzan is famous for kissing Tanya’s head before they go to sleep at night.
We are delighted that our dear Colombian ex-circus lion, OJ (Ojiclaro), has been discharged from hospital and is home for Christmas.
OJ went into hospital a couple of weeks ago after he seemed unwell, and we were all so very sad when he was diagnosed with leukaemia. Our vet Dr Peter Caldwell said his prospects were bleak, as no cure has been published, but when we asked how long OJ might have at home, Peter said there was something he could try. Naturally, we said yes.Continue reading
We are heartbroken to have to say farewell to our dear Junior. Hundreds of you sent messages of support after Junior was diagnosed with cancer and we all rooted for him but it was not to be.Continue reading
Donations for animal care have dropped because of the COVID-19 pandemic. WE NEED HELP NOW!
43 lions and tigers at the ADI Wildlife Sanctuary, South Africa, were rescued from circuses in Peru, Colombia, and Guatemala – NOW THEY NEED US AGAIN!
On #GivingTuesdayNow – GLOBAL DAY OF GIVING on May 5 – we need to raise $12,500 / £10,000 for 1 month of food, medicines, and vitamin supplements for our ex-circus lions and tigers.Continue reading
Hear freedom roar at this special screening of the award-winning feel-good movie Lion Ark, which we have rescheduled for Monday, June 29th in Sonoma, California (Note: Date likely to change — watch this space for updates). A benefit for the ADI Wildlife Sanctuary, watch the drama unfold with the rescue team leaders as ADI tracks down the circuses in Bolivia and RESCUES EVERY ANIMAL.Continue reading
HAPPY HALLOWEEN! As the sun set at the ADI Wildlife Sanctuary, the rescued lions were given pumpkins with treats to play with!Continue reading
Homeless Kesari is now a resident of the ADI Wildlife Sanctuary.
The operation at Pretoria Zoo began at 5:30am and some of you joined us in the early hours/late at night on Facebook Live, as Kesari was loaded into his travel crate ready for the journey to the ADI Wildlife Sanctuary (ADIWS).
21 LIONS & TIGERS IN GUATEMALA TAKE A STEP CLOSER TO A NEW LIFE. A new Temporary Rescue Center (TRC), better climate and closer to the airport, is up and running. The tigers and lions rescued from circuses by ADI, are safe. We have armed security. This is our launch pad for the final phase of the rescue, which will see 6 lions and 12 tigers heading to the ADI Wildlife Sanctuary in South Africa, and 3 tigers to Big Cat Rescue in Florida.Continue reading
August last year, we purchased 455 acres of land and buildings in South Africa. It was just a beautiful, blank canvas, and we knew turning it into an animal sanctuary would be a monumental task. One year ago this week, we were rolling up our sleeves and taking on that task and today, our ADI Wildlife Sanctuary (ADIWS) awakes each day, to the roars of our rescued lions, freed from suffering.Continue reading