Since 1995 Born Free’s Big Cat project has been dedicated to helping lions, tigers and leopards in need.
Born Free's Big Cat Project
- Investigates and alleviates the suffering of captive big cats
- Rescues big cats from appalling captive conditions
- Supports big cat conservation in the wild
- Develops humane solutions when people and big cats come in conflict
Born Free achievements:
- The high-profile rescue of 34 lions, tigers and leopards from appalling captive conditions and their lifetime care in suitable sanctuaries (1995–2006). Including the Three Lions rescued from a French circus (November 2006).
- Exposing Europe’s unregulated exotic pet trade in tigers and other species (1998)
- The launch of our Animal Rescue and Education Centre in memory of Julie Ward, at Shamwari wildlife reserve, South Africa (1998)
- The creation of a Tiger Sanctuary at Bannerghatta Wildlife Sanctuary, India (2002)
- Launching a major tiger conservation initiative in India (2003)
- Helping develop a conservation project for India’s rare Asiatic lion (2004)
- Launch of the Lion Fund to secure a future for Africa’s lions (2005)
- Creation of a second Animal Rescue and Education Centre at Shamwari, South Africa, created tread more