Our facilities

A unique opportunity to have your name forever associated with the ADI Wildlife Sanctuary – a major animal protection project helping animals for years to come. Find out how you can become a founder here. We have naming rights available for major contributions and are delighted to have already received the following support:

Lion and tiger habitats

Sanctuary buildings

Equipment, trees, and more

Veterinary care

Lion and tiger habitats

The ADI Wildlife Sanctuary has large natural habitats of 1-3 hectares/2.5-7.5 acres, giving the animals that we have rescued from tiny cages freedom to run and play and live in family groups.  Each habitat has a brick house (these have solar-powered heated floors for senior animals), which can be used for sleeping and hospitalization, and several platforms and shelters.  The habitats are all supplied with natural water from our own wells using solar-powered pumps.  Each tiger territory has a main lake and smaller pools.  We are re-wilding the entire sanctuary and thanks to individual sponsorship and support from Trees for Tigers USA, we have a major planting program for indigenous trees.

Camo Habitat

Over 1.5 hectares/4 acres
Home to: Easy and Shakira (rescued from a circus in Colombia) and David (rescued from a circus in Peru).
Sponsored by Dr Betsy Coville in honor of her rescue dog Camo.



Augie Habitat

Over 1 hectare/2.5 acres
Home to: Bolillo (rescued from a circus in Colombia).
Sponsored by Dr Betsy Coville in honor of her rescue dog Augie.



Abbey Habitat

Over 1.5 hectares/4 acres
Home to: Leo and Muñeca (rescued from a circus in Peru).
Sponsored by Dr Betsy Coville in honor of her rescue dog Abbey.



Davis Habitat

2 hectares/5 acres
Home to: Rolex, Africa and Kiara 2 (rescued from a circus in Peru).
Sponsored by Dr Betsy Coville in honor of her rescue dog Davis.



SamAndEric Habitat

2.5 hectares/6 acres
Home to: Zeus and Bumba (rescued from a circus in Colombia).
Sponsored by Dr Betsy Coville in honor of her two childhood cats.



Antonia Habitat

3 hectares/7.5 acres
Home to: Iron (rescued from a circus in Colombia).
Sponsored by Antonia Stephanides-Symes.



Stephanides Habitat

2.5 hectares/6 acres
Home to: Rey Cusco and Smith (rescued from a circus in Peru).
Sponsored by Antonia Stephanides-Symes.



Tohir Habitat

2.5 hectares/6 acres
Home to Kiara 1, Amazonas, Scarc and Mahla (rescued from a circus in Peru).
Sponsored by the Tohir family.



Kornberg Habitat

1 hectare/2.5 acres
Home to: Coco and Chino (rescued from a circus in Peru).
Sponsored by Murray and Letizia Kornberg.



Joan & Geoff Phillips Habitat

1 hectare/2.5 acres
Home to: Kesari (driven out of his pride in a zoo).
Sponsored by Tim Phillips and Jan Creamer and Sue Sinfield and the Sinfield Family.



Guibord-Sprague Habitat

1 hectare/2.5 acres
Home to: Rey and Simba (rescued from a circus in Peru).
Sponsored by Rev. Dr. Gwynne Guibord and Dr. Lo Sprague.



Stephi Habitat

1 hectare/2.5 acres
Home to: Kumal and Sasha (rescued from a circus in Guatemala).
Sponsored by Antonia Stephanides-Symes.



Lion Introduction Habitat

Over 1 hectare/2.5 acres. Specially designed with three sections so that rescued lions can be introduced to each other to form prides.
Currently home to: Kimba, Sasha, Tomas, Tanya and Tarzan (rescued from circuses in Guatemala).
CURRENTLY AVAILABLE FOR SPONSORSHIP.



Tiger Territory 1

Our largest tiger territory with two tiger houses, two pools and a lake.
Home to: Itza, Sombra and their two cubs, Max and Stripes, and aunt Lupe (rescued from a circus in Guatemala).
CURRENTLY AVAILABLE FOR SPONSORSHIP.



Tiger Territory 2

Tiger territory with house, two pools and a lake.
Home to: Sun, Moon, Jade and Luna (rescued from a circus in Guatemala).
CURRENTLY AVAILABLE FOR SPONSORSHIP.



Half of the original sanctuary property cost was donated by an anonymous donor.

Sanctuary buildings and drives

Sprague House featuring the Jean Warner Sprague Education Center

Sprague House was secured thanks to the generous support of the Robert R. Sprague Foundation. The Jean Warner Sprague Education Center will teach a new generation of African schoolchildren about animals, conservation, and the rights of other species on our shared planet.




Holtzman Theater

Funded by The Holtzman Foundation, will screen educational films and host talks.




Sprague House (left) and Guibord Cottage (right)

Guibord Cottage

Named in memory of sanctuary founder and ADI supporter Rev. Dr Gwynne Guibord (founder and President of the Guibord Center).




J. Jarie Jensen Veterinary Center

The building purchased with the kind support of Janet Jensen and Human Investment, and planned to be equipped in the next two years, the J. Jarie Jensen Veterinary Center will enable animals to be treated within the sanctuary, avoiding the need to transport them when they are sick.




Chris Lee Lodge

Named by one of our founders in memory of their son, the Chris Lee Lodge provides accommodation for our guests and volunteers. Find out more about our volunteer program here.




Animal Care Center

Sponsorship opportunities are available for the Animal Care Center where our food preparation area, supply stores, fence and building maintenance equipment and supplies, workshops, and the veterinary center will be located.  Email execassist@ad-international.org for details.




Lion Lovers Lane

The drive linking the lion habitats on the east side of the sanctuary.  Named in thanks for Lion Lovers Facebook Group run by Diana Miller who raised funds to rescue lion Rey from a circus in Peru and take him home to South Africa on the ADI Spirit of Freedom Flight.

Equipment, trees, and more

We would also like to thank the following individuals, organizations and companies, for donating equipment and other items for the sanctuary:

Very special thanks to GreaterGood.org who helped make possible the airlifts of rescued lions and tigers out of Peru, Colombia and Guatemala.



Pick-up truck (bakkie in South Africa) sponsored by Robert R Sprague Foundation.


Solar lights for the animal habitats donated by The Solar Centre

 

Portable generator and welding kit donated by Vivien Jones


Fire fighters:  A kind anonymous donor funded two of the sanctuary’s four fire fighters.  These are large water tanks that fit on the backs of trucks to fight wild fires.  Pictured, one of the ADI team helping to put out a blaze on a local farm.


Native trees, houses and platforms sponsored by Thomas & Carolyn Long – Trees For Tigers USA


Catnip donated by Justingredients and Naturally Animals

Veterinary care

Veterinary care costs for our first year sponsored by Animal Friends Insurance

Veterinary care costs for our third year sponsored by an Anonymous Donor