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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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Big cats 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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Animal Rescues

We've helped give big cats a new life, thanks to you support.

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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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Big Cat Centre FELIDA

Our FOUR PAWS rescue centre for big cats in the Netherlands

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Big Cat Sanctuary LIONSROCK

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

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Big Cat Centre TIERART

FOUR PAWS provides an animal-friendly sanctuary in Germany

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