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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.

Veterinarian Dr Amir Khalil and Kaavan

World Veterinary Day

Celebrate the world class vets at the helm of our emergency rescue missions.

Release at LIONSROCK

The Women Fighting for Animals Around the Globe

Meet some of the FOUR PAWS female animal guardians

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!

Lioness Ellie after her release in LIONSROCK

The Journey of the Quintuplets

Roman, Vincent, Dolf, Ellie and Geena are 5 siblings rescued from private keeping in Romania

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.

Caged tiger lying in concrete room

Big Cat Trade: The Thin Line Between Legal and Illegal Trade

Ruxandra Cracea · 22.9.2022

Tigers are on the brink of extinction. How did this happen and how does the trade industry work? What is the difference between legal and illegal trade?

Lions Roman (left), Dolf (middle) and Vincent (right)

In the wild or in a sanctuary, lions are proud to be a pride

Ever wondered what makes a pride proud to be a pride?  

Vincent & Roman at FELIDA Big Cat Sanctuary

#BehindTheScenes at FELIDA Big Cat Sanctuary

In this interview the animal caretaker Erin Timmer gives us an exclusive look behind the scenes!

CT-scan for lion Simba

Medical examinations for the seven Romanian lions

A few weeks after their rescue, the Romanian lions were examined by a team of wildlife veterinarians

Lion at FELIDA Big Cat Sanctuary

#BehindTheScenes at FELIDA Big Cat Sanctuary

Curator Juno van Zon gives us an exclusive look behind the scenes at the sanctuary! ​​​​​​​

Lidewei assisting with a vet check

Volunteering at FELIDA

Lidewei de Boer is a volunteer at FELIDA Big Cat Sanctuary

Afien and lion Bobby

Taking Care of Traumatised Big Cats

Afien Groenhof-Westra · 27.11.2020

Afien Groenhof-Westra is animal caretaker at FELIDA Big Cat Sanctuary

Erin Liewes and tiger Rhadja

The Day of an Animal Caretaker

Erin Timmer · 20.11.2020

Erin Timmer is animal caretaker at FELIDA Big Cat Sanctuary

Rescue mission Gaza 2019

In the Frontline during Rescue Missions

Juno van Zon · 16.11.2020

Juno van Zon is committed to animals in conflict areas

Tigress Dehli

The Establishment of a Special Care Sanctuary

Simone Schuls · 7.11.2020

Simone Schuls is the manager of FELIDA Big Cat Sanctuary


Tiger Mirza rescues the life of Tiger Tomi

It was a matter of life and death and the odds were 50/50 for the 18-year-old tiger Tomi, who was rescued by tiger Mirza

Lion Masoud

The Medical Journey of Masoud

Lion Masoud was the result of inbreeding and therefore suffered from neurological problems


Big Cats from War Zones

In recent years, FOUR PAWS had several successful missions in rescuing big cats from war-torn countries such as Iraq, Gaza and Syria

Brown bears Vinzenz and Liese

30 Years of FOUR PAWS

In 1988, Heli Dungler founded the internationally active animal welfare organisation FOUR PAWS in Austria

Leopard Bakari at LIONSROCK

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Lion Ivan-Asen in 2018

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