big cats

After the tiger, the lion is the second-largest cat. Lions are the only representatives of this family to live and hunt in a pack. Tigers, on the other hand, are usually solitary. Their striking striped markings make them unique – and provide surprisingly perfect camouflage in the undergrowth.     

FOUR PAWS is committed to helping lions, tigers and other big cats worldwide. 

interesting facts about big cats

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Lion Facts

How much do you know about this powerful feline predator?

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the suffering of big cats and what we are doing to end it

FOUR PAWS is lobbying to alter legislation and achieve lasting change for the better. We also rescue lions and tigers kept in bad conditions in captivity.  

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#RuthlessTrade

It's closer to home than you think!

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Wild Animals in Zoos

Problem zone - Eastern Europe

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Canned Lion Hunting

Born to be killed: lion hunting in South Africa

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Wild Animals in Circuses

Animal suffering on tour

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Take our travel kind oath

To help keep big cats in the wild

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four paws big cat sanctuaries

Allowing big cats to live a life in a species-appropriate environment.

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FELIDA Big Cat Sanctuary

Our FOUR PAWS sanctuary for big cats in the Netherlands

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LIONSROCK Big Cat Sanctuary

Species appropriate home for more than 100 animals, mainly big cats in South Africa

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TIERART Wild Animal Sanctuary

FOUR PAWS provides an animal-friendly sanctuary in Germany

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