King is a one-year-old lion cub who was rescued from an apartment in Paris during summer 2017 where he was being kept illegally as an ‘exotic pet’ in appalling conditions. Following a successful appeal, in July 2018 Born Free moved King to its Big Cat Rescue Centre at Shamwari Private Game Reserve, in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. Watch the moment King was introduced to his new home. Thank you to everyone who made this possible!
Born Free opposes the keeping of wild animals as pets. For more information and to take action, see bornfree.org.uk/exotic-pet-trade | #LongLiveTheKing #EndExoticPetTrade #NotYourPet
© Born Free Foundation, July 2018