Join us on an incredible journey as we witness the heartwarming story of Reuben, a 15-year-old lion who experiences the touch of grass for the very first time. Born in a private zoo in Armenia and left behind when it closed down, Reuben spent over five years in isolation, surrounded by nothing but concrete and bars.
But his life took a remarkable turn when a lion sanctuary in Africa stepped in to rescue him. Follow along as we delve into the logistics and emotions behind his daring 15-hour journey, from Armenia to Africa, aboard a Qatar Airlines cargo flight. The crate was carefully designed to protect Reuben from the scorching heat, with lavender-infused comfort to keep him relaxed.
The magic moment unfolds as Reuben emerges from his crate onto the African soil. Watch as he encounters the wonders of nature, from the warmth of the sun on his mane to the sight of birds flying overhead. Reuben’s transformation is nothing short of inspiring as he begins to thrive in his new African home.
At the ADI Wildlife Sanctuary, Reuben is surrounded by other rescued lions like Ray, and they all enjoy the safety and care they deserve. While Reuben may not return to the wild due to his age, his resilience and zest for life serve as a powerful reminder of the strength to survive against all odds.What did you think? Please leave a comment in the section below and remember to share the video and sign up for our free newsletter!