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Mexico airlifts big cats, coyote to U.S. wildlife sanctuary
The lions, lynxes and puma were taken from private homes, zoos or circuses where they were often mistreated. The coyote had been used in witchcraft ceremonies.
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A lynx named "Black" peers from a container before being placed on an airplane in Mexico City, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, which will take it to The Wild Animal Sanctuary in Keenesburg, Colorado. The owner of Black, who had it as a pet in Pachuca, turned the lynx over to authorities after he was unable to continue caring for it, according to Mexico's Wildlife Protection agency, PROFEPA. Black joined another lynx, a puma and a coyote for the trip to the Colorado wildlife sanctuary where animals can roam relatively freely. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

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A former zoo lion named "Moon" sits in a container before being placed in an airplane in Mexico City, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, which will fly her to The Wild Animal Sanctuary in Keenesburg, Colorado. Mexican authorities put eight lions, two lynxes, a puma and a coyote aboard planes for a special trip to the Colorado wildlife sanctuary after the animals were found mistreated or abandoned. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

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A coyote named "CanCan," which had been used in witchcraft ceremonies, rests in a container before being put on a plane in Mexico City, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, which will fly it to The Wild Animal Sanctuary in Keenesburg, Colorado. Mexican authorities put eight lions, two lynxes, a puma and this coyote aboard planes for a trip to the Colorado wildlife sanctuary after the animals were found mistreated or abandoned. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

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Mexican Navy sailors place a rescued lion aboard a plane in Mexico City, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, which will fly her and others to The Wild Animal Sanctuary in Keenesburg, Colorado. Wednesday's flight was the second installment in an airlift that will eventually take about two dozen animals to the sanctuary. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

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Containers of rescued wild animals sit in a plane in Mexico City, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, which will fly them to The Wild Animal Sanctuary in Keenesburg, Colorado. Mexican authorities put eight lions, two lynxes, a puma and a coyote aboard two military planes for a special trip to a Colorado wildlife sanctuary after the animals were found mistreated or abandoned. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

Mexico airlifts big cats, coyote to U.S. wildlife sanctuary

The lions, lynxes and puma were taken from private homes, zoos or circuses where they were often mistreated. The coyote had been used in witchcraft ceremonies.

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