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Drakenstein Lion park, “Samson”

Drakenstein Lion park, “Samson”

As promised, here is the next article about the Drakenstein Lion Park :
As explained it in the previous post, the Drakenstein Lion Park is a place where lions have access to a new and better life.
This week we decided to tell you Samson’s story.

Samson in his new home
Samson was born in approximately 2003 and was rescued and arrived at the Sanctuary on 10/12/2008.
Samson was rescued from a French circus where he was kept in the most appalling conditions. He spent most of his life in solitary confinement, jailed in a small circus trailer with barely enough room to move.
Samson’s relocation was made possible by :
Refuge De Le Arche, Foundation Assistance Aux Animaux and Animal Travel Services ( who once again assisted with the import free of charge.
Samson’s enclosure was sponsored by the Marchig Animal Welfare Trust.

Discover the “Drakenstein Lion Park Sanctury”

Discover the “Drakenstein Lion Park Sanctury”

“Goldenway International Pets and Live Animals” has had the chance to visit the Drakenstein Lion Park with our friends Animal Travel Services ( in Cape Town.

This experience was unforgettable and we would like to share it with you !  You will discover the life of those rescued lions and see how much the Drakenstein Lion Park Sanctury is engaged to save them.

But first, let’s start with the beginning and let us introduce the Drakenstein Lion Park Sanctury :

The Lion Park was established in 1998 to provide lions in distress with sanctuary, where they could live in safety, free from abuse and persecution, and be treated with the compassion and respect they deserved.

The Park is situated in the scenic Cape Winelands and comprises of 50 acres of sprawling lion habitat.

The Park is actively involved in improving the quality of life of lions in captivity, locally as well as internationally, either by offering these animals a lifetime home or working in conjunction with other animal welfare organizations to secure a safe future for individual animals in dire need.

The Park is not involved in commercial breeding or trade and offers lifetime care to all of it’s animals. All the animals brought to the Park are captive bred / hand reared and cannot be rehabilitated to the wild.

The animals at the Park are assured a chance of living out their natural lives in an enriched and safe environment.

The engagement of the Drakenstein Lion Park in rescueing lions doesn’t have any limit and they deserve to be more known and recognized by all.

So don’t miss our next episode to keep discovering the second life of those Kings of the Savannah !!

How to choose your pets flight cage

When relocating your family pet by flight, care must be taken to ensure their comfort and security at all times.   Your pet must have enough space to turn about normally in its flight cage whilst standing, to stand and to sit erect and to lie in a natural position.  To ensure you choose the correct cage, take a look at the step by step guide below.

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