Learn about the fate of feline predators
One of the objectives of Stichting Leeuw is education. The foundation aims to make visitors aware of the ways in which feline predators all over the world are endangered, and show them how they can help determine their fate on a small scale and a larger scale.
So what can we do to prevent the abuse of lions, tigers and other feline predators? Sometimes apparently harmless activities can have a major effect on an animal’s well-being. For instance posing for a photograph with a cute small cub. These cubs are taken away from their mother at a very young age, to be photographed with tourists. As long as tourists are willing to pay to have their picture taken with a cub, this form of animal abuse will continue to happen.
Upstairs at Stichting Leeuw you can find information on the endangered felines.
Did you know…
… that in South Africa cubs are bred to be photographed with tourists?
As soon as these animals are too big to cuddle, they are used for hunting. The same tourists can pay to shoot a real lion.
Did you know…
… that some people pay a lot of money for a dead tiger?
This is because they believe that parts of the tiger are medicinal. The whiskers of tigers are used in medicines against toothache and the eyes in remedies for malaria. For a wild tiger rich people pay as much as for three apartments in Moscow.
During a tiger workshop visitors receive much more information on tigers and other feline predators. The participants not only hear many interesting facts, they also get to walk the keeper’s path, which takes them very close to the tigers. By taking part in a tiger workshop you support the charity work of Stichting Leeuw. The workshop is led by experienced volunteers, and all of the proceeds go towards the foundation’s care for the big cats.