Panthera Africa is an educational platform where we, together with our big cats, will educate you about each species and their individual uniqueness, and share their heart-warming stories!
The least I can do is speak out for those who cannot speak for themselves” Jane Goodall
We at Panthera Africa believe that knowledge is power. People are inherently good and will not support unethical sanctuaries if they had the correct information. We educate the public about the reality big cats face in captivity so that you have all the information needed to make your decision. We do this in any way we can: by speaking to our visitors, volunteers, donors, on social media, in the news, and anyone who asks!
Education is the starting point to effect real change and we have a number of projects that we are working on:
Our Community Project – The Pebbles Project
We are proud to be in cooperation with The Pebbles project, who share our vision around the importance of education and the holistic approach to a brighter tomorrow! The Pebbles Project works with children and families in the Winelands farming communities in the Western Cape and focusses on the entire life of the child and the challenging circumstances in which they live in order to make a significant and lasting difference. The children are regularly coming to join our educational visits, and our volunteers have the opportunity to visit the project and engage with the children for a lasting educational impact. To read more: The Pebbles Project
School Visits and Cubs Club
School visits will happily be arranged. Kindly enquire, and let’s unite for a brighter future. We have special rates for schools to visit Panthera Africa. Our Cubs Club caters for children and schools and sends out newsletters to inform them of special offers and fun heartfelt stories of the animals. If you’d like to receive these newsletters, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We agree with Nelson Mandela saying that “Education is the most powerful tool which you can use to change the world”. As soon as we have funding in place, we will build an Ambassador Centre where our ambassador program, various interactive teaching aids, talks and activities will be shared with young and old all over the world. We envision the program to become part of the school curriculum in the local community and nationwide. By creating new thought patterns and engaging the youth on a holistic manner we can empower them to think globally about conservation and to become active and responsible citizens. By uniting schools from all over the world, we enable new stories to be told, dreams to be created and human consciousness to rise further.