Bloem Zoo Rescue

Shevar and Sharukh

Home at LIONSROCK after Emergency Rescue


Days before a lockdown was announced in South Africa, FOUR PAWS was able to give a home to two tigers and three jackals at our project, LIONSROCK Big Cat Sanctuary & Lodge. Together with multiple other organisations, a total of 150 animals have found species-appropriate homes across the country after the Bloemfontein Zoo closed down.

FOUR PAWS recently arrived at a closed down zoo for an emergency rescue, and we can now confirm that all of the animals are out of the zoo and in good, ethical homes. Two tiger brothers and three jackals have headed to their new home at LIONSROCK after being rescued from the Bloemfontein Zoo. 

The zoo temporarily closed down in December 2019 and failed to keep their promise to continue feeding and taking care of some of the animals. When it became known that five animals died from starvation, FOUR PAWS organised an emergency intervention.  

The beautiful tiger brothers, Shevar and Sharukh, are estimated to be about 8 years old. 

Our veterinarian, Peter Caldwell, says they are in good health.

Just over a year ago tiger brothers Shevar & Sharukh were rescued from Bloemfontein Zoo & relocated to LIONSROCK Big Cat Sanctuary, since their arrival they have settled in very well and now enjoy a spacious new home where they love nothing more than cooling down in their pool and relaxing on their platforms observing the free ranging game nearby.  

They are playful and friendly tigers who are big fans of enrichment and always engage positively with the items given, sometimes even mixing their activities by bringing their enrichment into the pool. 

We look forward to sharing many more moments with them here at LIONSROCK.

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Tiger rescued from Bloemfontein Zoo

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