It took 76 hours of travel, but four lions - Luke, Demira,
Diya and Frieda - are back where they belong on African soil after living in
terrible conditions in the Ukraine.
It took 76 hours of travel, but four lions - Luke, Demira, Diya and Frieda - are back where they belong on African soil after living in terrible conditions in the Ukraine.
Gordon Graham chats to The Lawrence Anthony Earth Organization's Yvette Taylor about this incredible rescue which has taken many months to arrange and which was spearheaded by Lionel De Lange - who runs the NGO's Ukraine chapter.
The lions will now see out their lives at the beautiful Love Lions Alive Project - a sanctuary - near Harrismith.
"They've recovered really well. They've recovered very quickly," says Yvette.
Lionel wrote on Facebook: "To see these four lions in there new enclosures was amazing and no words can describe how Anya and I felt after knowing what they had endured their whole lives."
Listen to the interview with Yvette below.
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