A Mountain Lion That Was Chained Up For 20 Years Finally Experiences Freedom

Mufasa was a mountain lion who had known nothing but a life full of misery. He spent 20 horrible years chained to the back of a pick-up truck in a Peruvian circus, but when kind rescuers from Animal Defenders International heard about his struggle and found a way to free him, they changed his life forever.

The day Mufasa got his first taste of forest life is a moment that can’t be missed.

Sadly, Mufasa passed away in late December of 2015, just a few months after he found freedom. His chained-up life in the circus irreparably damaged his health, and he was suffering from kidney failure. As sad as it is that he didn’t get to enjoy more time in his new forest home, never experiencing life in the wild at all would have been the real tragedy.