Meet Our AnimAls

More than 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.

Andi, the lioness

A selfie-mascot for tourists on the beach



Bakari, a leopard nobody wanted!


Paco, Richard and Rici

The first all-male pride at LIONSROCK


The Gaenserndorf Group

The inheritance of an insolvency


Mario and Marion

Rescued from canned hunting


Change A lion's LiFE

Every big cat deserves a life free of abuse.  Sponsor a lion, and give them back their appropriate life.


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


Special Care Unit at LIONSROCK

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


Lions feeding

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