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JOIN THE BIG CATS OF LIONSROCK ADVENT COUNTDOWN

Countdown to the 25th with the big cats of LIONSROCK

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Leopard Bakari in a tree

JAGUAR VERSUS LEOPARD: THE KEY DIFFERENCES

Spot the difference between jaguars and leopards

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Lion Lubumbashi

THE WEIGH-IN: WHO IS THE BIGGEST BIG CAT AT LIONSROCK?

When it comes to size, not all the big cat species are equal with some, so to say, pulling their weight a little bit more than others.

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FOUR PAWS takes over ten lions after non-compliance

Animal welfare organisation FOUR PAWS takes over ten lions from provincial authorities after a compliance notice was issued to a Gauteng breeding facility


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South Africa | 2021 10 | Investigation into Big Cat keeping in South Africa.

Report confirms captive big cat industry is a conduit

Animal welfare organisation says report on South Africa’s brutal lion bone trade confirms legal captive big cat industry is a conduit for illegal wildlife trade


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Lion cub-petting study finds alarming welfare concerns in animal tourism industry

First-of-its-kind study, published in Animals, analyses YouTube videos to substantiate stress behaviours from lion cubs handled by tourists seeking the “Simba effect”


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A lion kept in a small cage at a South African lion farm where 30 lions were euthanized after being burned in a fire.

Screening of hard-hitting documentary alarms parliamentarians

The Wildlife documentary, Lions, Bones and Bullets, has shocked South African parliamentarians at a screening prior to international release.


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Investigation into the big cat captive breeding in South Africa.

Big cats: the thin line between legal and illegal trade

Blog by Ruxandra Cracea, Wildlife Trade Campaigner, FOUR PAWS International


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CITES CoP19: The conference deciding the future of big cats

Blog by Vanessa Amoroso, Head of Wild Animals in Trade at FOUR PAWS International


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The Journey of the Quintuplets

From Sadness to Special Care to South Africa 

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Stuck in a train carriage for 15 years

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Rescue Shevar and Sharukh

Rescue Shevar and Sharukh

Home at LIONSROCK after Emergency Rescue

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Rescue Caruso

This beautiful tiger moved from our FELIDA Big Cat Sanctuary to LIONSROCK in March this year.

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Rescue Motan and Pisa

Motan and Pisa have settled in incredibly well at our project LIONSROCK Big Cat Sanctuary & Lodge! 

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Bears in Vietnam

Rescue Bears Lili, Lulu and Lac

The impromptu rescue of three nameless Asiatic black bears 

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Bear Andri in Prishtina

Rescue Bear Cub Andri

FOUR PAWS rescues orphaned bear cub from basement

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Rescue Bears Keo, Lim, Dieu, San and Khoai Lang

Five bears rescued from agonising conditions in Vietnam

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