Lions and tigers escape circus for vast new home

Seventeen big cats rescued from circuses in Guatemala have been given a new home at a wildlife sanctuary in South Africa.

The team from Animal Defenders International moved the lions and tigers after persuading the Guatemalan government to enforce a 2018 ban on animals in circuses.

The animal conservation and protection group said the tigers and lions endured years of severe confinement and maltreatment.

Video journalist: Christian Parkinson

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