Lion Nikola


A home for rescued and traumatised big cats

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Leeuwin Vasylyna

Two lions, one love story

This is the journey of the two lions Nikola and Vasylyna

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Lion Bobby suffers from chronic kidney disease


The most common disease for big cats

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FELIDA Big Cat sanctuary

 FELIDA 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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Lion Nikola

Two young lions - One love story

Rescued 2.000 kilometers apart they roamed the streets, alone, scared and left to die. Now, lions Nikola and Vasylyna have a chance at a new life together.

Investigation tigermaffia

Roadmap to closing captive tiger facilities of concern

The Roadmap presents a set of recommendations to phase out captive tiger facilities of concern and prevent the creation or growth of further such facilities. 

Boskoppie lion and tiger reserve

Barely Wild

Farming big cats is wildly profitable, but the animals there? Barely wild. Caging them for profit is stripping away their wild side and turning them into money-making machines.

Lion cub Vasylyna in Ukraine

Rescue Lioness Vasylyna

A young big cat in the middle of war

Lion Simba

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.

Lions Dolf, Vincent and Geena

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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