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?


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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It's closer to home than you think!

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Wild Animals in Zoos

Problem zone - Eastern Europe

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To help keep big cats in the wild


four paws big cat sanctuaries

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

Tigress Dehli at FELIDA Big Cat Sanctuary

FELIDA Big Cat Sanctuary

Our FOUR PAWS wild animal project in the Netherlands since 2014

Lioness Neida at LIONSROCK Big Cat Sanctuary

LIONSROCK Big Cat Sanctuary

A FOUR PAWS project in South Africa since 2006

Tigress Varvara at TIERART Wild Animal Sanctuary

TIERART Wild Animal Sanctuary

A cooperation between FOUR PAWS and Tierart e.V. in Germany since 2013