GERMANY -- In January of 2015 a ban on the use of wild animals in circuses took effect, leaving several wild animals without homes.

Varvara spent her entire life in a tiny cage when not performing circus tricks.

With nowhere to go, Varvara was left in a cage on the back of a truck for several months until international animal rescue group "Four Paws" ( came to her rescue.

Rescued Bulgarian circus tiger feels grass for first time