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Rescued Romanian lions fly to new Yorkshire home


A pride of 13 lions which were being kept in cramped conditions in a dilapidated Romanian zoo have flown to a new home in South Yorkshire.

The lions, whose ages range from 15 months to 27 years old, had been living in concrete enclosures at Oradea Zoo.

An appeal by the Yorkshire Wildlife Park in Doncaster to raise £150,000 to rescue the lions began last summer.

The pride landed at Robin Hood Airport, just a mile from their new home, on Thursday afternoon.

Spencer Stokes reports.


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