Mufasa spent almost 20 years in captivity at a Peruvian circus. This beautiful mountain lion tied was up almost all his life in the back of a vehicle. When Peru banned wild animals in circuses, most of the circuses went against the law. Animal Defenders International (ADI) tracked all these illegal circuses down and that was when they stumbled across Mufasa.

During the encounter with the last circus, even riot police were called for help. A lot of animals received a second chance and Mufasa was the last to be cut free from his chains. According to a new update on Mufasa, this gorgeous animal now enjoys the sights and sounds of the Amazon forest. He is kept within a secure ADI natural habitat; so that the rescuers can continue to provide him with the special care he needs for survival.

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