For years—13 years, to be exact—Will the lion was limited to a cage and forced to perform in a circus. Far from the sunny savannah and warm ground, he was completely miserable.
Thankfully, after years of torture, Will was finally freed and brought to a wildlife reservation. There, he was able to feel the sun and the lawn for the first time in so long, and his reaction was completely beautiful…
When this lion was rescued and transported to the Rancho dos Gnomos Santuário in Brazil, the cameras were rolling when he was lastly free of the circus life. The video below shows his delightful release onto the grounds of Will’ brand new home.