Lion Ark Arrival Time Updated Media Call for 3:30 PM for Record Breaking 25 Rescued Bolivian Lions Arriving at Denver International Airport Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Bob Barker and CSI Actress Jorja Fox to Greet Lions

--()--Animal Defenders International:

WHAT:

‘OPERATION LION ARK’ TO LAND AT DENVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Animal Defenders International Media Briefing/Photo Opportunity/Record Breaking Rescued Bolivian Lion Arrival

A world record breaking airlift carrying 25 lions rescued by Animal Defenders International (ADI) following Bolivia’s ban on animal circuses is now scheduled to arrive at Denver International Airport via TAB Airlines on Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at approximately 4:45 p.m.

 
The lions will then travel to The Wild Animal Sanctuary (TWAS) in Keenesburg, CO where they will be released into the first phase of what will be a wonderful new 80 acre purpose built enclosure. The lions that were seized during the last three months by ADI from deplorable conditions in circuses will taste freedom in Colorado. The lions range from cubs of just three month old to an elderly lion aged 15.
 
CSI actress Jorja Fox will be participating in the rescue operation along with TV personality Bob Barker, who funded the rescue. Fox, Barker and other ADI personnel are available to brief media about the operation and journey from Bolivia in advance of the arrival. Spanish spokespersons are also available.
 

VISUALS:

-- TAB Airlines cargo aircraft lands, taxis and parks and crates unloaded

-- Lions being off-loaded and positioned 6’ in front of press area
-- Lions being checked by veterinarian Dr. Mel Richardson, Jan Creamer (ADI), Pat Craig (TWAS).
-- Bob Barker and CSI actress Jorja Fox will greet and water the lions
-- Lions being loaded onto trucks to be taken to The Wild Animal Sanctuary
-- Video and photo updates will be available of the loading operation which will commence in Bolivia 24 hours prior to arrival in the USA
 

WHERE:

Denver International Airport – United Airlines Hangar
From Tower Road, go east on 96th Avenue which turns into 114th. Turn right on Queensburg, follow to the United Airlines Hangar.
 
Free onsite parking for media available in front of the United Airlines Hangar. Please notify us if you will be using a live satellite truck.
 
Onsite parking available in front of the United Airlines Hangar.
 

WHEN:

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

3:30 p.m. Media requested to arrive; clear security and be positioned in hangar and/or film landing (pool crew)
4:45 p.m. Rescued Bolivian lions scheduled to land at Denver International Airport
5:15 p.m. Veterinary checks by Dr. Mel Richardson and Pat Craig
5:30 p.m. Welcome media briefing, photo opportunities and Q&A by ADI President Jan Creamer, Vice President Tim Phillips, Bob Barker and CSI actress and ADI Ambassador Jorja Fox
 

SPOKESPERSONS:

ADI President Jan Creamer, Vice President Tim Phillips and ADI personnel
TV Presenter Bob Barker and CSI actress and ADI Ambassador Jorja Fox
ADI Project Veterinarian Dr. Mel Richardson
TWAS Founder Pat Craig
(Spanish speaking spokespersons are available)
 

RSVP:

We received all RSVPs yesterday and due to security clearance it is preferable to use the names we have already received and clear.

 

NOTES TO MEDIA:

For additional information:

http://adirescuediary.com/

http://www.ad-international.org/animal_rescues/go.php?id=2027&ssi=24

 

Broadcast quality footage and photographs of the lions with the circus as well as the rescue operation in Bolivia are available Broadcast quality footage and photographs of the lions with the circus; the dramatic ADI seizure operation; recuperation in the ADI compound in Santa Cruz are available to download in advance – please e-mail ahuff@ahuffgroup.com

 
Video and photo updates of this incredible journey will be available direct from Bolivia when the operation commences early Wednesday morning.

Contacts

Agnes Huff Communications Group
Agnes Huff, PhD
310-641-2525 (ofc) or 310-902-8131 (mobile)
E-mail ahuff@ahuffgroup.com

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Contacts

Agnes Huff Communications Group
Agnes Huff, PhD
310-641-2525 (ofc) or 310-902-8131 (mobile)
E-mail ahuff@ahuffgroup.com