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Tuesday, September 02 2014 @ 02:56 PM EDT

Rescued Lions Flown From Panama to Denver

Animals & Pets#Panama - A better life. Yesterday the three lionesses that were born and lived for 16 years at the zoo in the fair of La Chorrera, departed Panama bound for the Wild Animal Sanctuary in Denver, Colorado, USA. Pat Craig, of the Wild Animal Sanctuary, said the lionesses are underweight, their coats are in poor condition, and they have health problems. He said the lions should weigh 500 pounds and not 250. It costs about $8,000 per year to properly feed each lion. The transfer of the lions began at 7:00 am. They were were put to sleep and quickly driven to the cargo terminal of the Tocumen International Airport. It was necessary to use a police escort, because of the traffic jams.

Concerned about them - This relocation was made possible thanks to the chiricano Emilio Knox, who has been living in the United States for more than 30 years, and who promotes the creation of new laws to protect abused animals. Another who helped was the Englishman Nigel Cosans. The wildlife expert, who works for Fox television and National Geographic, made a video of the transfer and the arrival of the lionesses at the sanctuary. He said in one year might this documentary might be shown by the National Geographic Channel.

In better condition - The lionesses will be living in a pen five times larger than where they were in La Chorrera, and they will be with other lions. Edgar Chacón, National Director of Protected Areas and Wildlife of the ANAM, said the rest of the animals at the zoo were removed and taken to other zoos in the country. (Dia a Dia)

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Rescued Lions Flown From Panama to Denver
Authored by: Anonymous on Wednesday, September 28 2011 @ 04:21 PM EDT

So why does it take an American and a Brit who live out of the country to do something to help abused animals in Panama ?
How a society treats its animals is often how it treats members of its own society. Not much for compassion here in the third world, huh?
Damn gringos...there they go again..showing us how to live...