Simba the lion, wolf safely evacuated from war-torn Ukraine

  • A wolf named Akyla sits inside a cell at a zoo in Radauti, about 30 kilometers (18 miles) south of Romania's northern Siret border on Wednesday, March 23, 2022. The wolf and an adult male lion named Simba have been evacuated from a zoo in war-torn Ukraine to safety in Romania in what an animal rights group says was a four-day mission "full of dangers" further hampered by bureaucracy at the border. (AP Photo/Eldar Emric)

  • Adult male lion named Simba sits inside a cell at a zoo in Radauti, about 30 kilometers (18 miles) south of Romania's northern Siret border on Wednesday, March 23, 2022. The lion and a wolf wolf named Akyla, have been evacuated from a zoo in war-torn Ukraine to safety in Romania in what an animal rights group says was a four-day mission "full of dangers" further hampered by bureaucracy at the border. (AP Photo/Eldar Emric)

RADAUTI, Romania — Simba the lion and a wolf named Akyla have been evacuated from a zoo in war-torn Ukraine and brought to safety in Romania in what an animal rights group involved in the operation says was a four-day mission “full of dangers” further hampered by border entry bureaucracy.