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FOUR PAWS operates the big cat sanctuary LIONSROCK in South Africa on a 1,250 hectare site. FOUR PAWS offers lions that were able to be rescued from breeding farms a secure and species appropriate place to live out their lives at LIONSROCK.

In the South African big cat sanctuary, there are lions from both breeding and hunting farms; they have been spared a gruesome end, to be hung on the wall of a hunter. They are free to live the remainder of their lives in a safe and natural environment, free from distress and suffering.

LIONSROCK is named after the prominent rock in the centre of the area.
The enclosures for the big cats and other carnivores take an area of 60 ha. In the rest of the park, other typical South African species live freely.





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