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Lion transfer from Phinda Private Game Reserve, South Africa to Akagera National Park in Rwanda June 29, 2015

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  • A sedated, blindfolded lion lays in the dirt in Phinda Private Game Reserve, South Africa, Monday, June 29, 2015. The five female and two male lions are unwitting passengers about to embark on a 30-hour, 2,500-mile (4,000-kilometer) journey by truck and plane from South Africa to Akagera National Park in Rwanda, whose lion population was wiped out following the country’s 1994 genocide. 
  • Simon Naylor, Phinda reserve manager, pulls a sedated lion into a travel container in Phinda Private Game Reserve, South Africa, Monday, June 29, 2015, The five female and two male lions are unwitting passengers about to embark on a 30-hour, 2,500-mile (4,000-kilometer) journey by truck and plane from South Africa to Akagera National Park in Rwanda, whose lion population was wiped out following the country’s 1994 genocide. 
  • Sedated lions lay inside their travel containers as game reserve officials sort out transportation paperwork in Phinda Private Game Reserve, South Africa, Monday, June 29, 2015. The five female and two male lions are unwitting passengers about to embark on a 30-hour, 2,500-mile (4,000-kilometer) journey by truck and plane from South Africa to Akagera National Park in Rwanda, whose lion population was wiped out following the country’s 1994 genocide.
  • A sedated lion, lays inside a cage in Phinda Private Game Reserve, South Africa, Monday, June 29, 2015, unwitting passengers about to embark on a 30-hour, 2,500-mile (4,000-kilometer) journey by truck and plane from South Africa to Rwanda, whose lion population was wiped out following the country’s 1994 genocide.
  • Simon Naylor, Phinda reserve manager, left, with unidentified official, watches a cage carrying sedated lion, loaded unto a truck in Phinda Private Game Reserve, South Africa, Monday, June 29, 2015, unwitting passengers about to embark on a 30-hour, 2,500-mile (4,000-kilometer) journey by truck and plane from South Africa to Rwanda, whose lion population was wiped out following the country’s 1994 genocide. 
  • Simon Naylor, Phinda reserve manager, left, with Anton Louw, managing director at another reserve called Zuka, center, and Dr. Mike Toft, wildlife veterinarian, right, supervise as sedated, blindfolded lions laying in the dirt in Phinda Private Game Reserve, South Africa, Monday, June 29, 2015. The five female and two male lions are unwitting passengers about to embark on a 30-hour, 2,500-mile (4,000-kilometer) journey by truck and plane from South Africa to Akagera National Park in Rwanda, whose lion population was wiped out following the country’s 1994 genocide. 
  • Anton Louw, managing director at another reserve called Zuka, places a tracking collar onto a sedated lion in the dirt as they wait to be evacuated from Phinda Private Game Reserve, South Africa, Monday, June 29, 2015. The five female and two male lions are unwitting passengers about to embark on a 30-hour, 2,500-mile (4,000-kilometer) journey by truck and plane from South Africa to Akagera National Park in Rwanda, whose lion population was wiped out following the country’s 1994 genocide.
  • A sedated, blindfolded lions lays in the dirt in Phinda Private Game Reserve, South Africa, Monday, June 29, 2015. The sedated, blindfolded lions lay in the dirt, unwitting passengers about to embark on a 30-hour, 2,500-mile (4,000-kilometer) journey by truck and plane from South Africa to Rwanda, whose lion population was wiped out following the country’s 1994 genocide.
  • African Parks officials supervise as travel containers carrying sedated lions, are loaded onto a truck in Phinda Private Game Reserve, South Africa, Monday, June 29, 2015, The five female and two male lions are unwitting passengers about to embark on a 30-hour, 2,500-mile (4,000-kilometer) journey by truck and plane from South Africa to Akagera National Park in Rwanda, whose lion population was wiped out following the country’s 1994 genocide.
  •  A sedated, blindfolded lion lays in the dirt in Phinda Private Game Reserve, South Africa, Monday, June 29, 2015. The five female and two male lions are unwitting passengers about to embark on a 30-hour, 2,500-mile (4,000-kilometer) journey by truck and plane from South Africa to Akagera National Park in Rwanda, whose lion population was wiped out following the country’s 1994 genocide. 
  •  A sedated lion, is carried from Phinda Private Game Reserve, South Africa, Monday, June 29, 2015. The five female and two male lions are unwitting passengers about to embark on a 30-hour, 2,500-mile (4,000-kilometer) journey by truck and plane from South Africa to Akagera National Park in Rwanda, whose lion population was wiped out following the country’s 1994 genocide.

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