Four young lion cubs, rescued from Ukraine, were flown from Poland to a sanctuary in Sandstone, Minnesota for lifelong care. 

The cubs have spent the last three weeks at Poland’s Poznan Zoo, receiving excellent care and recovering from their 36-hour journey out of Ukraine.

They were born at breeding facilities in Ukraine, during a war, and then orphaned at a few weeks old.

Two animal rescue organizations, The Wildcat Sanctuary (TWS) and IFAW, partnered to ensure the cubs would have a safe place to live out the rest of their days together