Watch the moment a circus lion experiences the feeling of soil and grass beneath his paws for the first time ever.
He used perform in a circus for 13 years and was finally rescued by Rancho Dos Gnomos an animal sanctuary focusing on abused and exploited animals in Brazil. He was moved to the sanctuary cause he would not have survived in the wild.
Will died in 2011 after five years of “tranquillity” at the sanctuary. “He loved to lie in grass and look at the sky. He was a very happy lion,” sanctuary founder Marcos Pompeo told The Dodo.
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