Mufasa the mountain lion was released from his chain stores after 20 years of being compelled to perform for a Peruvian sideshow.
Wild creatures in circuses are prohibited in Peru. Nevertheless, when the law was first put in place, most circuses ignored it and continued to use feral creatures in their acts.
This was the case with Mufasa, who was shackled to a lorry. Mufasa had to spend the next 20 years locked up.
Luckily, the task of Animal Defenders Intl was to rescue all animals in captivity from Peruvian circus acts.
And, fortunately, they did. She was the last wild creature to be saved as a result of their tenacity.
The the last circus was eventually backed into a corner, and Mufasa was able to be forcibly removed from his chain stores after a spectacular stand-off, so strenuous that violence police were dispatched.
Mufasa, on the other hand, was in no condition to be released into the wild because he had been shackled his entire life.
As a result, he was relocated to a shelter in the Peruvian woods, where a casing was constructed for him.
Sadly, Mufasa died in December after only a few months of liberty.
Mufasa’s life in the sideshow had done extensive damage to his health, including being chained to the mattress of a pick-up lorry, and he was handling with kidney damage and other age-related concerns.