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FELIDA Gets an upgrade

After years of preparation, we will build new animal enclosures

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FELIDA Big Cat sanctuary

FELIDA Big Cat Sanctuary is a sanctuary in the Netherlands that provides special care to rescued and traumatised big cats. FELIDA is a project by FOUR PAWS International, the global animal welfare organisation for animals under direct human influence, which reveals suffering, rescues animals in need and protects them. Our vision is a world where humans treat animals with respect, empathy and understanding.

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FELIDA Big Cat Sanctuary gets an upgrade

FELIDA is getting an upgrade! After years of preparation, we will renovate the animal enclosures and other facilities to provide the best care for our animals.

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The FOUR PAWS young lions roar away

The almost one-year-old Nikola and the five three-year-old siblings are thriving in their forever homes at FOUR PAWS Big Cat Sanctuaries and giving much joy to all!

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This was 2022! 

The year 2022 was a memorable year, in which the arrival of the young lion Nikola and the move of the quintuplets to LIONSROCK Big Cat Sanctuary where the absolute highlights!

Curator of FELIDA Big Cat Sanctuary Juno Van Zon inspects lions Roman, Vincent, Dolf, Ellie and Geena at LIONSROCK

A happy reunion at LIONSROCK

Juno van Zon's South African visit gave him a chance to see how other big cats formerly transferred under his care are doing.

Lion Simba befor his operation

Simba has undergone surgery

His CT scan showed that he has problems with his elbow. Simba therefore needed surgery to treat part of the bone

Lioness Ellie after her release in LIONSROCK

The Journey of the Quintuplets

From Sadness to Special Care to South Africa 

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