Ana Julia Torres kisses Jupiter, a lion who was rescued from a circus 12 years ago, at Villa Lorena shelter, in Cali, Valle del Cauca department, Colombia. Torres, a 52 year-old teacher, founded the Villa Lorena animal shelter 17 years ago. It protects about 600 animals seized from drug traffickers, circuses, animal traffickers or abandoned by their owners.
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