Animal Defenders International

Cholita the bear (credit: CBS)

Paddington-Like Bear Too Frail For Rescue Flight To Colorado

An elderly former circus bear is too frail to join a flight bringing 33 lions from South America to a Colorado refuge and instead will live out her days in a specially constructed habitat in her native Peru.

06/02/2015

A lion at the Wild Animal Sanctuary in Keenesburg (credit: CBS)

Latin American Circus Lion Flight To Colorado Delayed Until June

Over 30 lions and a bear taken from circuses in Latin America won’t be moved to their new home in Colorado until June.

04/09/2015

Cholita the bear (credit: CBS)

Paddington-Like Bear To Join Rescue Flight To Colorado

An international animal rescue group says an elderly former circus bear will join a flight bringing 33 lions from South America to a Colorado refuge next month.

03/31/2015

A lion rescued from Bolivia relaxes at his new home, a wildlife sanctuary in Keenesburg. (credit: CBS)

Rescued Lions Relaxing In New Digs

Lions from Bolivia are settling into their new digs at a wild animal sanctuary in Keenesburg. 25 of the big cats arrived in Colorado on Wednesday.

02/17/2011

Bolivian lion arrives at DIA (credit: CBS)

Bolivian Lions Find Freedom In Keenesburg

Lions from Bolivia are now calling Colorado home.

02/17/2011

A lion at the sanctuary (credit: CBS)

Bolivian Lions Headed To Colorado Wildlife Sanctuary

Twenty five African lions who have been rescued from circuses in Bolivia are being flown to Colorado to live out the rest of their lives at an animal sanctuary.

02/14/2011

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