Drakenstein Lion Park – We need YOUR HELP

Drakenstein Lion Park – We need YOUR HELP

The Drakenstein Lion Park needs a roaring help  The Drakenstein Lion Park is one of only two real sanctuaries in the Western Cape (and only a hand full in South Africa!). It was established by Paul Hart in 1998. The park provides lions in distress a safe location, where they could live in safety. Where they can roam free from abuse and persecution, and be treated with the compassion and respect

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End of the line for the Lion King – Report by Bronwyn Ann Howard – 2012

End of the line for the Lion King – Report by Bronwyn Ann Howard – 2012

End of the line for the Lion King? Africa’s lions are facing a new threat from Asia – the lion bone trade.  The end for the Lion King. And it appears that South Africa’s captive lion breeding industry may be supplying lion bones and could ultimately fuel demand. We investigate the newest wildlife commodity – one which could compromise Africa’s wild lion populations forever. Africa’s lions are in trouble. The

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Lions’ new home no safe haven for big cats

Lions’ new home no safe haven for big cats

Last year, the Emoya Big Cat Sanctuary welcomed 33 new lions to its arid expanse in northern South Africa. The arrivals, all former circus performers in Peru and Colombia, had been flown across the globe to live out their lives in a habitat foreign to them but natural to their species. Among them were Jose and Liso, two middle-aged cats that were given a shared enclosure because they seemed to

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