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big cats

After the tiger, the lion is the second-largest cat and are the only representatives of this family to live and hunt in a pack. Tigers, on the other hand, are usually solitary. Their striking striped markings make them unique – and provide surprisingly perfect camouflage in the undergrowth.    

FOUR PAWS is committed to helping lions, tigers and other big cats worldwide. 

Worth knowing about Big Cats

Lion Facts

How much do you know about this powerful feline predator?

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Fox at TIERART

#BeCleverBeKind

A nice way of environmental education!

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Animal Welfare and Tourism

Selfies taken with bears in chains, on the back of an elephant or petting lion cubs. Animal welfare should not stop on holiday

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the suffering of big cats and what we are doing to end it

FOUR PAWS is lobbying to alter legislation and achieve lasting change for the better. We also rescue lions and tigers kept in bad conditions in captivity.  

#RuthlessTrade

It’s closer than you think! 

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Lion in South Africa

Trophy Hunting is the Killing of an Animal for Sport or Pleasure

Why lions are born to be killed in South Africa 

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cub petting

Big Cats on Breeding Farms

The truth behind the tourist attraction of cuddling and walking with a lion cub

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tamer and tiger

Wild Animals in Circuses

Animal suffering on tour

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two lions

Big cats in zoos

Problem zone - eastern Europe

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Help for Animals in Crisis

The FOUR PAWS task force helps animals incrisis regions and disaster areas

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animal rescues

FOUR PAWS helps animals under direct human influence

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the FOUR PAWS BIG CATS SANCTUARIES! Rescued big cats get a chance to live in an environment appropriate to their species. 

Big Cat Centre FELIDA

Big Cat Centre FELIDA

Our FOUR PAWS rescue centre for big cats in the Netherlands

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Big Cat Sanctuary LIONSROCK

Big Cat Sanctuary LIONSROCK

Species appropriate home for more than 100 rescued animals in South Africa

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Big Cat Centre TIERART

FOUR PAWS provides an animal-friendly sanctuary in Germany

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Picture GalLeries

Here you can see our lions and tigers - happy and pleased in their new home

Lions in Care of FOUR PAWS

Images of the lions in our Big Cat SANCTUARIES LIONSROCK and FELIDA 


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Tigers in Care of FOUR PAWS

Images of the tigers in our Big Cat SANCTUARIES LIONSROCK, TIERART and FELIDA 


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Spring Has Arrived at Our Sanctuaries

Spring Has Arrived at Our Sanctuaries

The sun is shining and the weather is sweet!


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Puma Tikam

Gallery TIERART

Our BIG CAT CENTER TIERART, in Germany, has many more beautiful animals that just big cats, its an animal-friendly haven.


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Tiger at LIONSROCK

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