FELIDA Big Cat Sanctuary provides a safe home to big cats, such as tigers and lions, focusing on intensive and specialised care for traumatised animals. These big cats come from a number of backgrounds, such as circuses, private keeping and war-torn zoos and often had a difficult life before FOUR PAWS rescued them.
Some need life-long, special care at the sanctuary while others might recover from their trauma, thanks to the individual care they receive. If they recover, both physically and mentally, a transfer to LIONSROCK Big Cat Sanctuary, our larger sanctuary in South Africa, is considered.
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Wild animals do not belong in captivity, but the big cats we rescue from poor conditions are unfortunately unable to be released into the wild. However, FOUR PAWS is committed to provide the animals with lifelong high-quality care and an environment that is as close to nature as possible. The natural vegetation and structures allow the animals to withdraw and rest in nature or indoors as needed. They receive a natural diet and are encouraged to behave naturally by keeping them occupied through a range of behavioural and environmental enrichment.
FELIDA Big Cat Sanctuary is not open to the public, only during special events based on appointments.