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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2208786/Free-roam-Lions-confiscated-private-owner-Serbia-released-South-African-wildlife-sanctuary.html

  • Animals confiscated from private owner in Serbia who bought them from Belgrade Zoo in 2009
  • Animal welfare charity helped transfer them to South African sanctuary

By Daily Mail Reporter

PUBLISHED: 09:00 GMT, 26 September 2012 | UPDATED: 18:08 GMT, 26 September 2012

http://www.dailymail.co.uk

Three lions being kept by a private owner in Serbia have been confiscated and relocated to a South African wildlife sanctuary.

Ivan, Cornel and Lepa were being held in a private roadside zoo in Novi Pazar after the owner acquired them from Belgrade Zoo in 2009.

A year later, Serbian legislation that prohibits possession of dangerous wild animals came into force.

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Four-year-old Ivan and Cornel were among a number of lions released into a wildlife sanctuary in South Africa after being confiscated from a private owner in SerbiaWhiff of fresh air: Four-year-old Ivan and Cornel were among a number of lions released into a wildlife sanctuary in South Africa
One of the confiscated lions enjoys its new surroundings after being released into the wildlife sanctuaryOne of the confiscated lions…

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