(WILDLIFE RESCUE/ANIMAL VIDEO) Cholita, the ‘real-life Paddington bear,’ has taken her first steps to freedom thanks to Animal Defenders International (ADI). After being abused at the circus and capturing the world’s hearts, the hairless bear was signed into the organization’s custody and rescued in a two-day mission. Cholita is now safe in the ADI ‘Spirit of Freedom’ rescue center where she is receiving specialist care before her flight to the U.S. where she will enjoy a new life along with 33 lions who were also rescued from circuses by ADI. — Global Animal