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Gabriel Relocation

Gabriel’s Relocation

Animal Survival International (ASI) recently helped relocate a 13-year-old leopard from a defunct animal facility in Gauteng to Panthera Africa Big Cat Sanctuary (PABCS) in the Western Cape. Gabriel is one of many captive big cats in South Africa, most of whom will spend their lives in unsuitable, confined enclosures after being removed from their …

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Tourism Recovery Programme

The Tourism Recovery Programme by the TUI Care Foundation is a training, mentoring and financial support programme. It was designed to help 415 travel and tourism businesses in Egypt, Mexico, Kenya, South Africa and Tunisia get through the pandemic and become resilient, sustainable tourism businesses. Over 100 colleagues from the TUI Group have contributed to …

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Disney Family Museum Creative Conservation Art Exhibition

Disney Family Museum Creative Conservation Art Exhibition

Saving Animals Through Art, The Story of Creative Conservation. In this special virtual program, hear from animal sanctuaries located all over the world that contributed to our first Cause Awareness special exhibition, Creative Conservation: The Art of Endangered Animals, currently on display in the Lower Lobby. Find out more here on Vimeo

Serval relocation

Serval relocation

Born Free is over the moon to see how well four young servals – kept illegally as pets in Belgium and rescued by our Natuurehulpcentrum colleagues – have settled into their new lives at our section of Panthera Africa Big Cat Sanctuary, since their epic relocation in March this year. The sanctuary is nestled in …

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Press release on documentary exposing SA’s Captive Lion Industry

“Lions, Bones & Bullets” is a new documentary exposing SA’s Captive Lion Industry and follows the wildlife trafficking trail to Laos and Viet Nam. British author Richard Peirce talks to lion farmers and hunters in South Africa who are exporting lion bones to Southeast Asia for the traditional medicine trade, supplementing the tiger bones trade. …

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Sheeba (Panthera Africa)

Run free beautiful Sheeba

It is with deep sadness we announce that we said goodbye to our dear leopard friend, Sheeba, on Sunday 6 March 2022. Lying under his favourite tree, and surrounded by caretakers who loved him, he slipped away peacefully. Through our deep connection and communication with Sheeba, he shared with us that he was getting ready …

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Excerpt from the letter to the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment

PANTHERA AFRICA’S COMMENTS ON THE DRAFT POLICY POSITION ON THE CONSERVATION AND ECOLOGICALLY SUSTAINABLE USE OF ELEPHANT, LION, LEOPARD AND RHINOCEROS The Panthera Africa directors are grateful for the opportunity to comment on the Government Gazette, Vol. 672, issued on 28 June 2021, No 44776, and we commend the Minister and the High-Level panel for …

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Goodbye Galaxy, proud strong lion

It is with aching hearts that we must share that our beautiful lion, Galaxy, has passed away. We observed a sudden and steady decline in his appetite and mobility over the course of a few days. Dr Peter Caldwell quickly came to examine Galaxy, which included an ultrasound of his abdomen. During the ultrasound and …

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