British Army veterans have rescued nine lions from a Ukrainian zoo in a daring warzone mission.
Animal rescue groups Breaking the Chains and Warriors of Wildlife travelled to the war-torn Black Sea port of Odessa on Monday in what they claim is the largest ever big-cat rescue from an active war.
The nine lions were facing starvation at their home in the Biopark, Odesa, where supplies of meat were running dangerously low because of the war.
If Russian missiles damaged the animal enclosures, civilians would be in serious danger from the loose predators.
The group travelled thousands of miles across three borders over 72 hours to carry out the rescue.
British Army veterans have rescued nine lions from a Ukrainian zoo in a daring warzone mission
Animal rescue groups Breaking…
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