Sadly animal rights are not a priority in South Africa, as many people are still living in poverty here.
So I am always happy when there is something good happening for other species in S.A.
Lionsrock, situated in S.A., is a sanctuary for abused big cats from all over the world. This big cat sanctuary is run by FOUR PAWS (VIER PFOTEN) where around 100 rescued animals live in safety.
These animals have come from a range of terrible situations, including private homes, zoos and circuses.
Bringing these big cats to Lionsrock is not an easy process and takes months of planning. Despite the challenges of transporting these large creatures, Four Paws reports that “None of our animals that undertook the long trip to South Africa has ever been injured”.
Recently a Tiger family of six ~ two parents and their four offspring ~ was brought to Lionsrock.
The parents originally came from the Dartmoor Wildlife Park in England, where they lived in enclosures that were far too small for them. Since 2002 they have been living in Big Cat Centre FELIDA, known as Panthera, in the Netherlands.
Finally in May 2015 they were transported to Lionsrock where they will spend the rest of their lives in freedom in Africa.
See the rescue in action: