33 Abused And Hurt Circus Lions Travel Thousands Of Miles To Freedom

Dozens of lions rescued from deplorable conditions are starting over. Rescuers say some have missing teeth others with no claws came from a life within the circus.

The lions were saved from their cages during a mission to help enforce bans on wild animal acts in South America. The 18-month operation reportedly raided every circus and rescued more than 100 animals.

The lions were sent on a flight to South Africa where they’re relocated to a protected sanctuary.