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How This Lion Celebrated Freedom After 20 Years Of Circus Life Will Bring Tears In Your Eyes

The majestic lion who spent 20 years in confinement due to a travelling circus, has been set free. A film crew captured the breathtaking moment when he was finally freed !

 

How This Lion Celebrated Freedom After 20 Years Of Circus Life Will Bring Tears In Your Eyes

How This Lion Celebrated Freedom After 20 Years Of Circus Life Will Bring Tears In Your Eyes

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Mufasa had gone undetected

Mufasa had gone undetected

Although the performing of wild animals in circuses is prohibited in Peru, this lion had gone undetected since the crew kept travelling.

How he was set free

How he was set free

Wildlife officials and Animal Defenders International (ADI) had to stage a dramatic intervention to free the innocent soul.

They raided the circus and fought for him

They raided the circus and fought for him

They raided the circus and had an eight-hour armed stand off with the troupe.

Breaking the shackles of bondage

Breaking the shackles of bondage

They also took the help of riot police and a public prosecutor to eventually break the elderly big cat free from his shackles, where he struggled.

What he did when he was free

What he did when he was free

"It was heartbreaking to see Mufasa chained among the circus equipment, living on the back of a pick-up truck. A heavy harness and chains were wrapped around his body and as we cut them away, he stretched, free, for the first time. It was magical to see him moving about in and out of the trees in his own piece of protected forest", said Jan Creamer from ADI.

It was heartbreaking

It was heartbreaking

Every soul is here to be free. Happy new life, Mufasa !

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