Two magnificent circus lions
It is always distressing to see a creature confined in an artificial jail, especially one as gorgeous as a lion.
Unfortunately, a number of exhibitions exist all around the world where all of these beautiful wild cats are expected to live in confinement.
For two of them, it all came to an end when a committed team made an effort to get them back and give them a good chance to roam independently.
It will be nothing short of dramatic when the two lions come into contact with grass for the very first time.
In fact, Tarzan and Tanya have been forced to live in misery as participants in a Guatemalan carnival for close to eight years.
These two gigantic large cats endured years of confinement in cramped cages with poor care.
However, when Animal Defenders International (ADI), a program run by a global organization dedicated to wildlife protection, learned of their suffering, they sprang into action to save them.
These critters are generally courageous, but whenever Jan and Tim, the chairman and deputy of ADI, tried to rescue them, they were afraid and bewildered.
They had already lived a rough and tragic life that had left them with severe emotional and physical scars.
Therefore, the last ones are a perfect example of how poorly handled these little creatures were.
After living in tension for so many years due to a horrible existence, Tanya and Tarzan were eventually transferred to a repair facility without first being forcibly taken to their new location—a haven in South Africa.
The two had their first chance to stroll on grassland when they got there, and the experience was breathtaking.