LIONSROCK has warmly welcomed 11 year old lioness Nyanga to their big cat family. Her new future was decided after she attacked a zoo worker resulting in his death. Authorities took a decision to relocate her and that the Zoo must find her a suitable home.
“We respect the decision made by the Authorities and are delighted to have been able to offer Nyanga a lifelong home at our Sanctuary” said Fiona Miles Operational Director for FOUR PAWS in South Africa, after Nyanga was released this morning.
“We looked for an institution that can provide her the highest possible standard of animal husbandry, veterinary care and housing. We are delighted to find this institution on our doorstep, LIONSROCK, in Bethlehem” stated Letta Madlala – Zoo Spokesperson
Nyanga (which means Moon or Traditional Healer) was born at a lion park in South Africa and sent to the zoo when she was eight (8) months old. She was relocated to the zoo’s conservation farm in the Free State recently. At LIONSROCK she will be monitored by a team of professionals who will ensure that she receives the highest standards of care.
“LIONSROCK upholds the utmost safety standards for a Sanctuary and is truly a safe haven for animals and visitors alike. We know that she will be very happy here” said Islam Saadawi, General Manager.
“The team of animal keepers and I are looking forward to providing Nyanga with the best care and we look forward to being a part of her life”concluded Hildegard Pirker, Head of Animal Welfare at LIONSROCK.