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FOUR PAWS big cat centre in TIERART

© FOUR PAWS | Christopher Koch

The new FOUR PAWS big cat centre in TIERART

The new centre, constructed on a 14 hectare site, provides formerly captive big cats rescued from circuses and private keeping, a species-appropriate home much closer to that which they would experience in the wild. FOUR PAWS funded the construction of the centre and is responsible for the care and maintenance of the animals. The new centre comprises of approximately 1,700 square metres of both indoor and outdoor enclosures and can accommodate a maximum of four rescued big cats.

© FOUR PAWS | Christopher Koch

Founder and president of FOUR PAWS, Heli Dungler, said that he was very pleased about the new big cats station:

"With our new big cats centre in Maßweiler and the FOUR PAWS big cats centress in South Africa and the Netherlands, we now offer emergency aid for those animals that can not wait for the slow wheels of legislation. Recently we welcomed the first animals - three tigers from central and southern Germany – which have been safely moved into our station where they can finally live a real Tiger life and swim in their pools, climb trees or sunbathe on the large sandstones ."

f..l. major Thomas Peifer, TIERART chairwoman Roswitha Bour, VIER PFOTEN founder und president Heli Dungler, major Herbert Semmet
© VIER PFOTEN | 2015