Six rescued lions start their new lives in FOUR PAWS International's Big Cat Sanctuary, LIONSROCK, in South Africa.
For Kongo, Nora, Neida, Simba, Pregan and Gypsy -- six lions, initially rescued from miserable lives in captivity --the long-awaited day has finally arrived. Just before the Fourth of July, FOUR PAWS International transferred the six lions from FOUR PAWS International's Big Cat Rescue Station, FELIDA, in the Netherlands, to FOUR PAWS International's Big Cat Sanctuary, LIONSROCK, in South Africa. While FELIDA has dramatically improved the lives of lions since FOUR PAWS took over the facility last October, LIONSROCK provides the lions with a more sizeable and permanent sanctuary.
In order to facilitate this transport, FOUR PAWS logistics experts and animal keepers worked closely with an experienced team of veterinarians. From FELIDA, the lions travelled via truck to Amsterdam and were then flown to Johannesburg via cargo plane. There, the local FOUR PAWS team received the animals and brought them to their new home at LIONSROCK.