After 20 years chained inside the back of a circus truck, Mufasa finally found his freedom. When local police rescued the mountain lion, Animal Defenders International’s Spirit of Freedom near Lima, Peru, gave him the medical care he desperately needed. When he was ready, the organization embarked on a 3-day trip over land and water to bring him to the Taricaya Ecological Reserve in the Amazon. There, he would experience earth and trees, and the clean forest air, for the first time. The look of wonder on his face as he walks out of his cage is priceless.