Colorado wild animal sanctuary needs help paying for lion rescues
KEENESBURG, Colo. — A wild animal sanctuary in Colorado is asking for help paying to feed and house about 30 lions after Animal Defenders International persuaded officials in several countries to stop the use of the animals in circus acts.
The lions being delivered to the Wild Animal Sanctuary northeast of Denver include 21 from Peru and nine from Colombia.
Wild Animal Sanctuary founder Pat Craig says the cost to care for each lion comes to about $8,000 per year per lion.
According to the Greeley Tribune, the sanctuary needs another $250,000 per year.
Information from: The Tribune of Greeley, Co, http://greeleytribune.com
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