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Sterilisation Lionesses

November 2021Our vet, dr Peter Caldwell, came with a group of veterinary students from www.thewildspirit.com to sterilize our lionesses Nora, Mahli, Ziera and Nala. These students, from all over the world, go to different conservation and sanctuary facilities and...

Arrival Bakari Pride

26 August 2021  Today we welcomed Bakari, Sarabi and Jessy! This small pride arrived at Stichting Leeuw in 2014, from a German circus. After receiving a generous donation from a Dutch donor, The Lions Foundation was able to build a beautiful enclosure for them in...


21 June 2021 Last week our caretakers at The Lions Foundation became worried when our dear lioness Isolde didn’t show up for breakfast. They went in search for her and discovered her body deep into the large enclosure. She had a deep bite wound in her throat and had...


28 January 2021  We’re very sad to announce that our beloved lioness Masrya passed away. Before the move to The Lions Foundation at Schrikkloof Masrya stayed a few weeks at the clinic of our vet in South Africa, Dr. Caldwell.
Her kidneys where failing which led to...

Gates opened

January 2021  We have opened the gates to the big roaming areas for most lions! They all started exploring their giant new homes, the one more tentatively than the other. And we taught them well, as the next morning they all came back to the feeding area for their...

Vet visit

January 2021  We'd like to thank our vet, dr. Peter Caldwell, who came to The Lions Foundation yesterday to give the girls contraception, their yearly vaccinations, vitamins, deworming and tick- and fly treatment. He also checked on Masrya, and he is happy with her!...

Couples reunited

December 2020  After a short observation period following their move to The Lions Foundation, we opened the gates to reunite Hugo & Ambra, Tristan & Nala and Simba & Isolde. The change in behaviour was almost immediate – where the lionesses had been a bit...

Arrival of 13 lions

December 2020  Finally! We proudly welcome Nero & Masrya, Tristan & Nala, Omar, Bruno, Nora, Ziera, Mahli, Hugo & Ambra and Simba & Isolde. All enclosures and facilities are finished, and we obtained the necessary permits, so we were able to move these...

Hugo and Ambra matched

July 2019  As both Hugo and Ambra were living on their own, Stichting Leeuw has been busy matching these two lions. After having lived in the same enclosure for a while, taking turns being inside and outside, they got to know each other well enough and reacted...

Founding of The Lions Foundation

Founding of The Lions Foundation Recently Stichting Leeuw had the unique opportunity to realise its own lion sanctuary in South Africa. This subsidiary, which will have the internationally more workable name of The Lions Foundation, is located in the nature reserve...


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


The Lions Foundation is
located in Schrikkloof
Nature Reserve.

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21 June 2021 Last week our caretakers at The Lions Foundation became worried when our dear lioness...

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