At The Lions Foundation we need to build more enclosures to give more discarded lions a wonderful permanent home. We have also relocated some of the Stichting Leeuw tigers to the South African subsidiary. Stichting Leeuw tried for a long time to relocate them to their countries of origin, but to no avail. Although tigers do not occur in Africa in the wild, our sanctuary can offer them a large, protected, permanent home. 

We have big plans for the future, as there are still many lions out there who will need a new home because they can no longer be kept by circuses or private individuals and the blood lion industry is being banned.

The Lions Foundation has the land capacity to receive many more lions, but building safe fencing is expensive. 

Every couple/pride has an enclosure of 1.5 ha, and every individual has a separation area – a bonding/feeding area – with a small inside enclosure and a drinking pond. The inner and outer fencing is electrified, meeting all safety regulations. Lions are dangerous predators, and the safety of the animals and staff is top priority. There is also 24/7 security available.

Fences are expensive and the foundation needs all the help it can get to start building. Including solar powered electrics, ponds etc., costs per metre are R 1000.

Reasons to support this project:

  • More lions, pride of Africa, can be sheltered.
  • Discarded lions live the rest of their lives in their natural habitat.
  • The sanctuary can be visited, so you can see the results of your contribution yourself.
  • The Lions Foundation actively communicates the latest news on social media.

Can’t wait to donate?

The Lions Foundation, Account Number: 628 251 196 06, Swift code: FIRNZAJJ

For more information, please feel free to contact: erik@stichtingleeuw.nl


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all over the world in their
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