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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Rescued lion couple to their forever home in South Africa

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Construction of the new animal enclosures

Construction of the new animal enclosures on schedule

The new animal enclosures are expected to be ready in autumn 2024. 


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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. 


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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.


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A young big cat in the middle of war


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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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