Because of his rough start, Sinbad is only about half the size of a normal lion. But since his relocation to the Shamwari Game Reserve in South Africa, Sinbad has totally blossomed.
"Your heart would have warmed to see Sinbad arrive at his new home in Shamwari," Born Free wrote. "The nervous little lion stepped out cautiously from his traveling crate, treading on grass for perhaps the very first time. He looked around him in disbelief."
Sinbad settled in remarkably quickly at Shamwari, according to Born Free. "He would never survive in the wild, but at least we can give him a little piece of Africa of his very own. He loves just basking in the sunshine or lying in the shade of the bushes gazing contentedly around him."
While his small stature is a reminder of his past, his demeanor now shows he's loving his new life.
Watch the moment he realized he was finally home here: