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Published on 19 Nov 2015 | about 1 year ago

Watch, enjoy and share as Mufasa, the last wild animal in a Peruvian circus, is cut free from his chains and walks free after 20 years. After Peru banned wild animals in circuses, most circuses defied the law. One by one ADI tracked them down and removed the animals. Finally in a dramatic stand-off, during which riot police were called, the last circus was cornered and Mufasa was cut from his chains. FIND OUT HOW MORE AND HOW YOU CAN HELP animals like Mufasa: bit.ly/1lwxLbq

Mufasa could not be released into the wild after the life he had endured, therefore ADI built him an enclosure at a sanctuary in his natural environment in the Peruvian forest. Here he was looked after for the rest of his life in a habitat as close to what nature intended for him as possible.

Sadly, Mufasa passed away after a few months of freedom in December 2015. His life in the circus, chained to the back of a pick-up truck, had damaged his health and he was suffering with kidney failure and other age-related problems. We are so sad he did not enjoy more time in his forest habitat, but the real tragedy would have been if he had never experienced that freedom at all.

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