Bolivian Lions Settle Into New Home

Twenty five Bolivian lions arrived at The Wild Animal Sanctuary in Keensburg, Colorado last week after their home country banned the use of animals for entertainment. 

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    Bolivian lions arrived at The Wild Animal Sanctuary in Keensburg, Colorado

    Bolivian lions arrived by aircraft in Keensburg, Colorado. 
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    API to the Rescue

    The Animal Defenders International arranged for their rescue through Operation Lion Ark, an investigation on the cruelty of animals in South American countries. 
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    Star Treatment

    Former host of The Price is Right, Bob Barker, and CSI's Jorja Fox are both active with the foundation, and were on hand to welcome the lions. 
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    New Terrains

    The lions experienced the feeling of grass for the very first time in their new homes. 
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    Settling In

    After less than 48 hours, the lions once described as "skinny," and "malnourished" are adapting "very well" according to the Sanctuary. 
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    Meeting the Neighbors

    The Sanctuary reports that some of the lions who had never before socialized with others were walking around and "speaking (loudly)" to neighbors. 
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    A Few Adjustments

    The lions will be fed 10-pound blocks of meat and nutrients six to eight times per day to promote muscle growth. 
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    Playtime

    Among the "firsts" for the lions is the opportunity to play around. 
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    Some R&R

    The lions have the opportunity to relax without having to preform tricks or tasks. 
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    A Change of Scenery

    Also available to the lions are trees, large logs, and heavy duty zoo balls. 
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    What's Next

    After an adjustment period the lions will be moved to an 80-acre area with underground dens that will be kept at 60 degrees year round. 
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