Four Paws Big Cat Sanctuary Lionsrock, a project by Four Paws, provides an appropriate, lifelong home for big cats that were kept in inadequate conditions in zoos, circuses or private captivity. The facility, founded for the big cats in 2007 in South Africa (Free State province, 18 km from the town of Bethlehem) offers the highest standards, including large areas for family groups; facilitation of natural behaviour through enrichment; and the highest standards of medical care and enclosures. In Lionsrock, hunting, trading or breeding of wild animals is strictly prohibited. The park encompasses a total area of 1,250 hectares (approx. 3,089 acres). The enclosures for the big cats cover an area of 56 hectares (approx. 138 acres). In the rest of the park, other typical South African species live freely (e.g. zebras, wildebeests and other antelopes, etc.).
Four Paws Big Cat Center Felida is situated in the Dutch village of Nijeberkoop. The center was founded approximately 20 years ago as "Stichting Pantera", but for various reasons the center lacked maintenance for several years. In October 2013, Four Paws took over the center and started implementing necessary changes to improve the animal welfare situation. In the future Felida will become a transit station for big cats as well as a permanent center - meeting the Four Paws standards for animal welfare and safety - for those animals that cannot be transferred anymore.