Sweet lion Ruben has been alone for five years, in a private zoo which has closed. The other animals were relocated, but there was no room for him. At ten years old, he lost his whole family. He is close to an area in Armenia where there is an ongoing conflict, so before we can rescue him, we need to get him to a temporary place of safety.Continue reading
GivingTuesday, 29 November, is the world’s biggest day of generosity and ADI will be announcing our next rescue and a very special appeal! Details to be released on Friday 25th November. Pictured are Easy, David and Sasha tiger at the ADI Wildlife Sanctuary and the life, which if we raise enough, that you can give another suffering animal.Continue reading
Saved from circuses in Colombia and Peru, Easy and David came together in Africa at the ADI Wildlife Sanctuary. The pair were brought together after Easy lost her sister Shakira, as part of our Operation Lonely Hearts, using careful introduction techniques. These days, they are never too far apart in the almost 4-acre Camo Habitat.Continue reading
The lions and tigers remained relaxed during the wildfire at the ADI Wildlife Sanctuary. Many supporters have asked how stressed the animals were as the ADIWS team frantically fought the fire that surged into the sanctuary. We are pleased to say they remained very calm and were easily led to their safe zones. Some watched the team fighting the fire on the hillside, Sasha lioness kept playing with her toys, others seemed unaware of the drama unfolding. The ADIWS team, on the other hand, were very stressed indeed! The fire was extinguished yards from Tarzan and Tanya’s habitat – Tanya pictured sleeping blissfully here – but thanks to the heroic efforts of our team and our neighbors who helped fight the blaze, this was subdued and not the wall of flames that entered the sanctuary.Continue reading
Rescued by ADI from a circus in the city of Cusco, Peru, are thriving in the world nature intended for them at the ADI Wildlife Sanctuary, South Africa. The two endured a brutal circus life, deprived of their physical and psychological needs as they lived on bare boards in a tiny cage. Smith is a huge male, but lacks a mane because he was castrated in the circus. At the Sanctuary, they receive proper nutrition, veterinary care, vital enrichment such as catnip-infused hay boxes, and ample space to roam, relax and play in an environment as close to what nature intended.Continue reading
The summer rains this year left our dirt roads between our lion and tiger habitats damaged, churned up, and often impassable. Our habitats cover over 60 acres and are connected by almost two miles of dirt roads which are used several times a day to deliver food, medications and enrichment for the animals, for cleaning and maintenance, and security/welfare checks. Good roads are essential to the welfare of our residents and for any emergencies like fighting wildfires and getting a resident to the hospital if needed.Continue reading
Last month, ADI supporters on Facebook raised the money for all of the hay bales to insulate the dens of the lions and tigers at the ADI Wildlife Sanctuary in South Africa this winter. You even surpassed our target, raising enough for the soft teff bedding inside the dens throughout the winter too! THANK YOU!Continue reading
Sometimes you want your own space! ROLEX (10 years) and sisters AFRICA (10) and KIARA (15), rescued from a circus in Peru, have made it clear they like things as they are! In their shared home at the ADI Wildlife Sanctuary in South Africa, they enjoy sitting and even sleeping close to each other on opposite sides of the fence, but don’t want to live in the same space. Although we were able to get the lions together a few times, it was clear that Africa and Kiara are just too close for another to join their group. We are pleased we explored this for several weeks and now understand the relationship the lions like. So, we will split the habitat into two; they can all enjoy a main habitat, platforms, dens, a feeding camp, and night house. They will be right next to each other and can communicate, maybe rub through the fence if they want, but in their own space.
SPECIAL APPEAL – can you donate to give Rolex his own pad, next to his sisters?
Wednesday is the first day of winter and it can get very cold at night at the ADI Wildlife Sanctuary, sometimes with ice on the lake. So, preparation has been underway this month, with deliveries of hay, covering the outdoor dens with conveyor belt rubber and then insulating them with bales of hay.Continue reading