It is with heavy hearts that we must inform you all that our beloved Jampa passed away on 26 September 2019. Jampa was 15 years old, and we recently noticed some changes in his eating patterns and mobility. We quickly transported him to our wildlife specialist veterinarian, Dr. Peter Caldwell at his clinic in Pretoria. … Read more Jampa Passes Away at Age 15
by Kira Storm “Humans…! I´ve met my share of them. They are a weird species, some of them living in a cocoon of indifference, some are driven by an overpowering force of greed. For a long time my life was in the hands of people like that. But then there is the kind of humans that … Read more What a cruel world
by Kira Storm “Lion, lion, lion!” The squeals of a little girl welcomed me to the place I called home for a very long time. A scratchy bow around my neck, a colorful box in which I sat, and bright eyes in a round face of a human child that stretched out its hands to … Read more What a bumptious world
by Kira Storm “Stig, I will tell you a story, my story of what was before; so that you might share it with others of your kind. Make them understand. I trust that you stay true to my words and don’t twist the events to benefit from them. You surely have already heard a lot … Read more What a disrespectful world
by Kira Storm “Hola! Mi nombre es Baguira and I am here to share my story as well; of how a caged bird finally got to spread its wings and fly, of a heart that never stopped dreaming, of a spirit that never gave up, of a soul that returned home and emerged stronger than … Read more What a greedy world
“Many say, death is the end, that it is an event you head towards all your life until it ends. Little do they know that you can die infinite times before the physical death which is rather a salvation from the earthly struggles than an end. I´ve lived many lives and died many deaths before … Read more What a … world?!
by Kira Storm “Many say, death is he end, that it is an event you head towards all your life until it ends. Little do they know that you can die infinite times before the physical death which is rather a salvation from the earthly struggles than an end. I´ve lived many lives and died … Read more What a dying world
I came to South Africa originally to Kitesurf and to see some friends that I had met on recent trips whilst travelling around Europe. Whilst I had some aspirations to volunteer on this trip, I didn’t expect to come here, and truth be known, I had not really heard of canned hunting, captive breeding, and … Read more Why Panthera Africa?
I felt it as soon as I arrived…the passion, the dedication, the commitment and the pure love that the founders Lizaene & Cathrine have for their project and their animals. As two ex volunteers themselves, it was a refreshing change for me, a full time volunteer for 2 years now, to feel so valued and … Read more Everybody talks to animals… only a few listen
I knew Zorro when he was younger; I spent three months with him at a previous project. To be completely honest – I came for the cheetahs that were there, but I gave my heart to this gentle, beautiful guy. I had never before had anything to do with leopards, so the only knowledge I … Read more Zorro – The soft-hearted leopard that stole my heart