Rescued Middle East lions move into new S Africa home
Two African lions rescued from abandoned zoos in war-torn Iraq and Syria have been transferred to their new home in South Africa.
After months of rehabilitation in Jordan, Simba and Saeed arrived safely at Lion's Rock, a big cat sanctuary in Free State province on Monday.
The young lions were picked up last year from the conflict-ravaged cities of Mosul in Iraq and Aleppo in Syria.
They will be slowly introduced to Lion's Rock, their handlers say.
The rescued lions were trained for weeks in preparation for their unsedated, 33-hour journey by plane and truck to the 1,250 hectare sanctuary.... read more
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