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 and one caracal who belong to the zoological family of small cats.

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

Big Cats

Our rescued animals originate from Austria, Bulgaria, Congo, France, Gaza, Germany, Switzerland, Jordan, Serbia, Romania, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and South Africa, Iraq and Syria. Every big cat has its own history and character.

Leopard Bakari

Leopard Bakari

Bakari, a leopard nobody wanted!

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Leopards Tulani and Mike

Leopards Mike & Tulani

Tulani and Mike are living in a 1 ha enclosure, with thick bush and lots of trees. 

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Tiger Caruso

Tiger Caruso

Twelve-year-old Caruso was born in a German safari park and traded to a circus, where he was raised by hand until he was two years old and ended up in a rescue centre in the Netherlands. 

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Bloem Zoo Rescue

Tigers Shevar & Sharukh

Home at LIONSROCK after Emergency Rescue

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Tiger Raspoetin

Tiger Raspoetin

The accidental tiger who stole the hearts of many

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Lions Ivan and Cornel

Lions Ivan & Cornel

These brothers from Belgrad Zoo just love playing

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Lion Kimba

The lucky lion

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Giovanni and Nora at LIONSROCK

Lions Giovanni & Nora

Meant to be together

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Lions Paco, Richard and Rici

Lions Paco, Richard & Rici

The first all-male pride at LIONSROCK

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Lioness Andi

A selfie-mascot for tourists on the beach

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Lionesses Kara & Lea

Lionesses Kara & Lea

Rescued from Bulgaria and Romania

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Lioness Neida at LIONSROCK

Lioness Neida

From zoo to circus to freedom

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The French siblings Mario and Marion

Lion Mario & Lioness Marion

Rescued from canned hunting

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Lion Family "Gaenserndorf"

Lion Family "Gaenserndorf"

The inheritance of an insolvency

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Dog Afra at LIONSROCK

Dog Afra

Afra is the resident princess of LIONSROCK and has stolen the hearts of many guests 

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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

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Special Care Unit at LIONSROCK

Big cats with special needs are cared for in the special care unit.

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Lions feeding

A species-appropriate home for more than 100 animals – mainly big cats rescued from zoos, private captivity or the entertainment industry.

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