about felida big cat sanctuary

FELIDA Big Cat Sanctuary is one of several wild animal projects by the international animal welfare organisation FOUR PAWS International. FELIDA is located in Nijeberkoop, a small village in the Northern part of the Netherlands and takes care of big cats that were abused, neglected or discarded and were forced to live under poor conditions in private captivity, circuses and zoos. 

Lion Bobby at FELIDA

The Sanctuary

FELIDA Big Cat Sanctuary is one of several wild animal sanctuaries by FOUR PAWS International

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The old keeping conditions, before FOUR PAWS took over

History

FOUR PAWS International was requested to help a Dutch rescue centre in 2013, which later led to a complete takeover

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Lion Simba at FELIDA

Policy

Solutions for big cats in need by offering a safe haven and permanent care

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Arrival lioness Vasylyna from Ukraine

The Team

The team behind the scenes of FELIDA Big Cat Sanctuary 

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Tiger in LIONSROCK

Standards of Care

The FOUR PAWS Big Cat Sanctuaries offer a safe haven for rescued big cats

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Vet check at FELIDA

Special Care

FELIDA provides intensive, specialised care for individual, traumatised big cats with specific needs, to help them overcome their physical and mental traumas, to improve their overall welfare and provide them with the best quality of life.

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Animal caretaker at FELIDA

Working at FELIDA

Paid vacancies, volunteering and internships

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Caruso at LIONSROCK

Partners

FELIDA is supported by a number of companies that give discounts, donations in kind or help in another way

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Terez

FAQ's

Questions and answers about FELIDA and our rescue missions

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Leopard Bakari

Contact & visits

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Lions at LIONSROCK

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