My experience as a volunteer

Now at the end of my three months stay I can say that this was the best time of my life!  I learned so much about canned hunting and breeding facilities but I also learned a lot about me and what is important in life.  Follow your heart! Thanks Cat for being in this way a role model for me. You came here to South Africa and changed your whole life and you seem to be very happy with this decision!

I have fallen in love with South Africa and also with these beautiful animals.  One of the most incredible moments I experienced here are when Lizaene or Cat walk between the enclosures and you see that the animals are so thankful for their life here.

I’m sad to leave this place here but I know the animals are connected to me- especially Jade and Zakara.  These two lionesses have a really bad background and I can totally understand why they don’t trust humans so much! But they also know that Cat and Lizaene always want the best for them.

A big thank you to all the animals here, for showing me all your kindness, love and forgiveness. It was a pleasure to meet you!

A huge thank you to all the people in Panthera Africa, that you gave me a place in you amazing family.

See you all again!


Alisha- Germany 08/17-11/17