The Lions Foundation is a subsidiary of Stichting Leeuw, a big cat rescue centre and sanctuary, located in the north of The Netherlands. The Lions Foundation is located in the middle of Schrikkloof Nature Reserve, in the Limpopo province of South Africa.
The Lions Foundation gives shelter to big cats from circuses, private ownership, zoos and animal parks. Its aim is to rehabilitate these predators to their natural habitat, in large enclosures, as these big cats have never learned to survive in the wild. The Stichting Leeuw lions that are healthy enough to undertake the long journey, have been and will be relocated to The Lions Foundation.
The Lions Foundation’s mission:
- Provide a sanctuary, a permanent home for rescued lions from Stichting Leeuw;
- Raise funds to shelter more lions in need;
- Conduct behavioural research to continually improve the comfort of the animals;
- Educate visitors on the lions, to teach them how they can help the feline predators.
26 August 2021 Today we welcomed Bakari, Sarabi and Jessy! This small pride arrived at Stichting...
28 January 2021 We’re very sad to announce that our beloved lioness Masrya passed away. Before...
January 2021 We have opened the gates to the big roaming areas for most lions! They all started...