Rey: father of the pride

Known as Rey Cusco because he was rescued from a circus in the historic town of Cusco in Peru (ADI saved Rey Ayacucho in another raid!).


Rey fathered Mahla and Scarc with Kiara and may be the father of Smith and probably Kala as well – although Kala was removed. The family’s aunt is Amazonas – a real warrior.

Rey nuzzles his family – especially his mate Kiara – in the adjoining enclosure in the ADI rescue center in Peru and once they reach Emoya Big Cat Sanctuary in South Africa, the family will be reunited in the much larger natural bush enclosure. The lions will not be allowed to breed and so will be given contraceptive implants and/or be neutered prior to being reunited as a family.

Help get Rey and his family home.

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