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Meet Our AnimAls

Over 100 big cats are currently living at the sanctuary – mostly lions but also tigers and leopards. Moreover, LIONSROCK accommodates a cheetah as well.

Leopard Bakari, tiger Laziz, lion Simba and many more big cats found a lifelong home and care at LIONSROCK.

Big Cats

The rescued big cats at LIONSROCK total more than 100 and originate from 16 different countries around the world. 

At LIONSROCK Big Cat Sanctuary these big cats have found a forever home, coming from Argentina, Austria, Bulgaria, The Democratic Republic of the Congo, France, Gaza, Germany, Great Britain, Iraq, Jordan, the Netherlands, Romania, Serbia, South Africa, Switzerland, and Syria. 

Here you can learn more about LIONSROCK, our big cats, and their stories.

Lions Geena (left), Vincent (middle) and Roman (right)

The Journey of the Quintuplets

From Sadness to Special Care to South Africa 

Leopards Tulani and Mike

Leopards Mike & Tulani

At home in their species-appropriate environment

Bloem Zoo Rescue

Tigers Shevar & Sharukh

Two tigers finding a home at LIONSROCK after an emergency rescue

Triplets Rafik, Mirza & Zita at LIONSROCK

Tigers Rafik, Mirza & Zita

LIONSROCK's funny tiger trio!

Tiger Raspoetin

Tiger Raspoetin

The "accidental" tiger who stole the hearts of many

Lions Ivan and Cornel

Lions Ivan & Cornel

The brothers from Belgrade now live their best life at LIONSROCK

Lions Paco, Richard and Rici

Lions Paco, Richard & Rici

The first all-male pride at LIONSROCK


Lioness Nala

Nala left behind a sad existence, finding a new home at LIONSROCK 


Lioness Andi

From a selfie-mascot for tourists to sharing her home with lion Simba

Lionesses Kara & Lea

Lionesses Kara & Lea

Rescued from Bulgaria and Romania

Lioness Neida at LIONSROCK

Lioness Neida

From zoo to circus to freedom

The French siblings Mario and Marion

Lion Mario & Lioness Marion

Rescued from canned hunting


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We take CARE

The big cats’ habitat, which includes large areas for family groups, medical care facilities, enrichments that encourage natural behavior in our big cats, as well as security measures, are of the highest standards.

A Lifelong Home for Big Cats

As part of FOUR PAWS’ work for wild animals in captivity, we focus on the situation of big cats in zoos, private captivity and the entertainment industry