After years of living confined to a metal cage, a circus lion named Will finally got to feel the earth for the first time in his life.
AOL reports, the Rancho dos Gnomos Santuário rescued Will after being forced to perform with a traveling circus for 13 years, never once knowing what it was like to walk on grass.
Mark Pompeo, the founder of the sanctuary in Brazil, told The Dodo that Will was a very happy lion during his years of freedom.
“Here he had the opportunity to interact with other lions. He loved to lie in grass and look at the sky.”
Will did pass away of old age A 2011, but not before he had five years of grass-filled bliss.