These four lions had a very roar deal, but now they’re in paradise

06 February 2020 - 09:00 By Jeff Wicks
Frieda the lion, rescued from a petting zoo in the Ukraine, in transit as she makes her journey to South Africa.
Frieda the lion, rescued from a petting zoo in the Ukraine, in transit as she makes her journey to South Africa.
Image: Lionel de Lange/Lawrence Anthony Earth Organisation

The remaining four members of a motley pride of lions – rescued from squalid zoos, breeding facilities and even a monastery in the Ukraine – are back on SA soil.

The lions, named Luke, Demira, Diya and Frieda, will for the first time in their lives experience the African veld and the genesis of their genetic line.

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