wild animals

Bears rescued from tiny forgotten cages, lions flown out from zoos devastated by war, orangutan orphans raised and trained to survive in the jungle on their own – all over the world, FOUR PAWS helps wild animals in need.

Bears Pashuk and Gjina at BEAR SANCTUARY Prishtina

Social Interactions of Our Wild Animals

According to their individual needs, our rescued animals get to experience social bonds in a safe environment 

Tamer and tiger in a circus

Suffering on Tour: Wild Animals in Circuses

Animal abuse for entertainment is still happening throughout the world

Two lion cubs in Bulgaria

Wild Animals in Zoos

Accommodating animals according to their needs

Lion cubs in zoo

Wild Animals in Private Keeping

Wild animals, including big cats and bears, should not be kept as pets


Circuses Without Wild Animals

Bans or restrictions on the keeping of animals in circuses

Petting of white tiger cub

Barely Wild

Inside the big cat farming industry for tourism



on species specific topics

help for big cats

We believe that big cats should not be kept as pets or for entertainment.

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help for bears

 We aim to improve the living conditions of imprisoned bears and to end the worst forms of abuse.

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help for horses

Equines (horses, donkeys, zebras) are a diverse species that have accompanied and been used by humans for thousands of years.

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orangutan orphan on tree

FOUR PAWS helps Orangutans

The Disappearing of the ‘Person of the Forest’