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 Lion Rescue <strong>Province</strong>: Western Cape <br />

Lion Rescue

Town: Paarl
Province: Western Cape

.: The Lion Park is an award winning and internationally acclaimed sanctuary for captive born lions that cannot be rehabilitated into the wild. The Park provides these displaced lions with a lifetime home in an enriched environment, where they are treated with compassion and respect and allowed to live out their lives with dignity.

As a genuine sanctuary, the Park is not involved in breeding or any form of commercial trade.

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Program: Volunteers have the unique opportunity to become a part of our team of dedicated animal care givers and experience the day to day running of a lion sanctuary, working for the animals and not with them.

General volunteer activities will include but not be limited to the following:

Monitoring visitors to the sanctuary to ensure our animals well being.
Food preparation for the lions.
Cleaning the grounds and facilities.
Cleaning lion camps.
Clearing alien vegetation.
Clearing fence lines and general fence maintenance.
Fence construction..
Firebreak maintenance (and fire fighting in the summer!).

The Lion Park is now home to a new facility, Chimp Haven. This facility has been purpose built to house the animals displace by the closure of Tygerberg Zoo and is a lifetime home to chimpanzees and a host of other small animals.
Animals: Lions (Tawny and White) Tigers and Chimps
Location: The Lion Park is situated in the scenic Cape Winelands and although the Park is located in a rural setting, civilization is only 5 minutes away in the town of Paarl!
Getting to Project: Volunteers will need to make find their own transport to and from the project, but we can arrange that for you.
Accommodation: Volunteers are housed in a private wooden cabin with a communal kitchen and ablutions. The cabins are situated a short distance from the lion enclosures, so volunteers will have the added bonus of hearing the lions roar every night!

Volunteers are responsible for supplying and preparing their own meals. Volunteers will be taken on a scheduled shopping trip to purchase the necessary supplies and can safely budget on 400 ZAR per week for food.
Applicants: Volunteers should have a basic understanding of English, be at least 18 years of age and reasonably fit.
Includes: Accommodation and a scheduled shopping trip to town.
Excludes: Meals, budget on 400 ZAR per week for food.
Hours: Volunteers work from 08h30 to 17h00 Monday to Friday and have weekends off (except in emergencies, e.g. fires).
Freetime: Weekends are free to explore Cape Town and Surrounds.
Volunteers Feedback: I will never forget the lion's roars vibrating through my body as we slept in the Tented Camp at the The Lion Park. The have achieved wonders at this sanctuary for rescued lions. It is truly a place of peace and safety for the King of the beasts. The integrity and honesty found there, I have never felt in any other place of its kind. - Wynter Worsthorne, AnimalTalk, UK.

In a climate where South Africa's lions and other rare animals are exploited mercilessly in captive conditions for commercial gain, genuine places of sanctuary are hard to find. We would like to express our heartfelt appreciation to The Lion Park for providing a safe-haven for lions rescued from canned hunting conditions, and we appeal for public support for this operation. - the Global White Lion Protection Trust.

What a fantastic visit this was. How wonderful to see the obviously contented and well cared for lions. - Moira & Nicci Dennis, Cape Town.

Excellent place. Lions are very lucky to have such good people looking out for them. - Anne Canavan, Wales.

It's so wonderful to see a place where these creatures may spend their days in safety and away from the public eye if they choose. Penelope Rogers, Australia.

Nice to see such a well kept natural environment for the lions. great work! - Laura & Owen, USA.

Unbelievable retirement home for the lions, thank you for a wonderful visit. - David & Gissele Bubbs, Canada.

It was very emotional, well done on all your hard work. - Verity Norfolk, Cape Town.

Was absolutely beautiful,emotional and touching. Keep doing this for as long as it takes. Keep up the good work. - Nicole, Cape Town.

A world class place! - Myriska Viloshini, Durban.

Breathtaking, absolutely fantastic. - Pip, Australia.

Its a wonderful experience just to observe them in such a wonderful setting. - Dalphene, USA.

I have personally visited and can safely say this is a stunning example of care, commitment and dedication into providing a perfect safe haven for these magnificent big cats. The welfare of each and every cat is of utmost importance and this is clearly evident with all cats looking in peak condition as are the very large natural enclosures with plenty of cover - Iain Cooke.

Rate in ZAR: 3000

Rate For: per week

Duration: Min 1 week

Dates: Can be joined on any Monday


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Rates Valid till Oct this year, All Rates subject to change

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Created on 2014/26/06 Updated on 2014/02/07

Lion Rescue Paarl Western Cape

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