THE FOUNDATION

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.

OUR MISSION


The Lions Foundation provides a home for lions in need from
all over the world in their
natural habitat.

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The Lions Foundation is
located in Schrikkloof
Nature Reserve.

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NEWS

Masrya

28 January 2021We’re very sad to announce that our beloved lioness Masrya passed away. Before the...

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Gates opened

January 2021  We have opened the gates to the big roaming areas for most lions! They all started...

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Vet visit

January 2021  We'd like to thank our vet, dr. Peter Caldwell, who came to The Lions Foundation...

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