Big Cats in Crisis

Tue 30th April

From War Zone to Sanctuary

Five Lions to be rescued from Ukraine.

The Big Cat Sanctuary’s “Big Cats in Crisis” campaign aims to provide a forever home for five African lions currently housed at Wildlife Animal Rescue (WAR) in Kyiv, Ukraine. There are four lionesses named Vanda, Amani, Lira and Yuna and one male lion called Rori who the Sanctuary looks to bring to their site in Smarden, Kent. We must raise urgent funds to build a rescue centre and safely transport the lions to the UK. Alongside IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare), we plan to evacuate the lions quickly.

The ongoing war has caused much distress to these cats, especially to Yuna and Rori, who have unfortunately suffered from shellshock from a massive attack in Kyiv. You can help us get the lions out of the Ukrainian warzone and into safety.

Please click here to find out more information from The Big Cat Sanctuary website



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