Imagine being locked in a enclosure for 13 years, merely let out to be put on a stage to perform tricks and rehearse your training over and over.
Such was the case with this lion. He was living in a fishbowl and had no notion of the natural outdoors which he was instinctively attracted to, as this video proves. Ultimately, this lion was rescued from the horrors of the circus, and released to natural surroundings. As you can see in this video, even though he is fully grown, he is acting like a little newborn lion, rolling around in the grass, playing, and entirely caring his newly procured freedom!
A very moving video that will construct you think strongly about the horrible, unnatural conditions that circus animals live in.