Lions and Tigers in Border Limbo for Circus

office director, Raul Castelli, said he was in a meeting and could not explain the holdup.


After inquiries from The Associated Press on Friday about the cats’ plight, Gomez said her ministry decided to move the big cats two by two to the Asuncion zoo, “so that they can live in some comfort and not in a strange area.”


Furthermore, she said that “Wasconi has promised to provide them with food and liquid because these animals are physically quite large.”


“In the next few days we will continue investigating the true reasons why the Argentine authorities aren’t authorizing their return,” she said. “I can’t anticipate whether these


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