Who and Where

Lion Ark was filmed on location in:

  • Bolivia
  • Colorado
  • California
  • Washington DC


The real stars of Lion Ark are 25 magnificent lions:  Colo Colo, Muneca, Lulu, Chitara, Dalila, Pancho, Temuco, Kenya, India, Kimba, Bam Bam, Morena, Marta, Maria, Rositta, Rosario, Rosa, Campeon, Hercules, Kiara, Fida, Panchula, Percy, Nancy, and Bob – plus a host of other animals saved along the way.

Lion Ark also features the leading experts in this field and the key people who made this happen, the undercover investigators, the campaigners, the politicians, the Bolivian officials, and the people who saved the animals.

Featuring (in order of appearance):

Jan Creamer, President and co-founder Animal Defenders International (ADI)

Tim Phillips, Vice President and co-founder ADI

ADI South America Investigations Manager

Pat Derby, co-founder the Performing Animal Welfare Society

Pat Craig, founder The Wild Animal Sanctuary,

Ximena Flores, the member of Bolivian Congress

David Kopp Valdivia, senior official in the Bolivian Ministry enforcing the ban

Bob Barker, TV personality, funded the rescue operation

Jorja Fox, actress, ADI Ambassador

Dr Mel Richardson, ADI project veterinarian

Dr Jimena Delgado Villarroel, ADI Lion Ark compound chief veterinarian

Richard Talavera Humarez, veterinary student and ADI Lion Carer

Diego Cortés Guzmán, rock climber and ADI Lion Carer

Casey Craig, Operations Manager The Wild Animal Sanctuary

Hon. Jim Moran, Member of U.S. House of Representatives

Ed Stewart co-founder the Performing Animal Welfare Society


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