The Wild Animal Sanctuary in Keenesburg Welcomes Three New Lions
Three lions from a South Korea zoo that were involved in a zoo keeper’s death have been welcomed to a new home in northern Colorado. In 2015, three lions at a zoo in Seoul became the center of a controversy after one or more of them killed an animal keeper. Following the attack, some called for the lions to be euthanized...but they were spared. It took three and a half years, but those lions finally have a new home at The Wild Animal Sanctuary in Keenesburg.
The male and female lions and their 2-year-old cub had been living in separate concrete holding cages away from the public since the attack in 2015. After some rehab, they'll be released onto a 15-acre natural habitat with trees, dens, shade structures and other features.
The Wild Animal Sanctuary is the largest nonprofit carnivore sanctuary in the world, with more than 450 rescued lions, tigers, bear, wolves, leopards and other carnivores living in large acreage natural habitats.
Source: 7News Denver