Seeing animals in cages is always painful, not to mention the majestic lions. But unfortunately, there are still many circuses around the world where these great wild cats are forced to live this way. The two were all over after a dedicated team was able to save them and move around freely. The moment the two lions first touch the grass is very moving.
Tarzan and Tanya have lived a miserable life in the Guatemalan circus for over eight years. The two giant cats were housed in small cages and had not been treated for years. Fortunately, Animal Defenders International (ADI), a global animal welfare group, learned of their story and hurriedly rescued them
These giants are usually fearless, but when ADI’s president and vice presidents Yang and Tim tried to save them, they were very scared and confused. They had a very painful and sad life, leaving scars both deep in their hearts and in their bodies. And these lasts show how much these adorable creatures were ignored.
Fortunately, after many years of sad life, Tanya and Tarzan were finally taken to a rehab center and to a new home in South Africa’s sanctuary. When they got here, the duo had their first chance to step on the grass and it was great to see that moment.
Learn more about saving Tarzan and Tanya in the video below!