You can adopt a lion or tiger at The Lions Foundation at a minimum donation of €120 / $130 / ZAR2300 per year.

If you adopt an animal at the foundation, you will receive a digital passport of the lion of your choice and an adoption certificate.

Donations to The Lions Foundation are used to cover costs and investments involving:

  • Day-to-day care of big cats in The Lions Foundation sanctuary, including security;
  • The rescue by Stichting Leeuw of big cats in need, including transport, medication, costs associated with the rescue venue etc.;
  • The release of big cats back into the (semi) wild at The Lions Foundation, including fencing;
  • Veterinary costs;
  • Scientific research projects involving the natural behaviour of the rehabilitated lions;
  • Educational projects.

The adoption of one of the big cats living at The Lions Foundation sanctuary is symbolic. Donation proceeds can benefit more than one specific animal. Any given lion can therefore be adopted by several different people.

To adopt please make a donation to The Lions Foundation of at least the minimum amount mentioned above. If you’d like to receive an adoption certificate and a big cat passport, please send an email mentioning the lion(s) of your choice to administratie@stichtingleeuw.nl.
As a European citizen you can also adopt via Stichting Leeuw.


The Lions Foundation aims to
rehabilitate big cats in need from
all over the world to their
natural habitat.


The Lions Foundation is
located in Schrikkloof
Nature Reserve.

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