Although the wild instinct of captive-bred lions may well remain, they are human-habituated animals and are ill-equipped to survive in wild areas.

Captive bred lions have never learned to hunt for themselves and/or deal with other predators and dangerous wild animal species.

Physically captive-bred lions are also weaker due to a lack of exercise throughout their lives.

This is another reason why captive-bred lions cannot be released into the wild.

It is time for South Africa to #CancelCaptivity