(CBS NEWS) VAALWATER, South Africa -- A group of rescued lions is adjusting to new freedom. They are exploring the terrain of their new home at an African wildlife sanctuary.
The 33 wild animals were rescued from circuses in Colombia and Peru, then airlifted over the weekend to South Africa. The lions arrived at the Emoya Big Cat Sanctuary in Vaalwater on Sunday, reports CBS News' Debora Patta. They have been quarantined in enclosures and will remain so for at least six months before smaller family units are reunited.
A feeble cry, far from a lion's roar, is the sound of a lifetime spent abused at the hands of circus trainers in Peru.
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