Panthera Africa is a non-profit company founded by Lizaene Cornwall and Cathrine S. Nyquist. Panthera Africa is an environmentally friendly sanctuary for any captive bred big cats, where they will be protected and prosper for the rest of their lives.
One of Panthera Africa’s main purposes is to be an educational platform where we create awareness about conditions big cats face in captivity, and how animal welfare and enrichment play a vital role in giving them the best captive life possible. We are a true sanctuary where no cub petting, breeding or trading takes place. We are a blue print of how a non-profit sanctuary, focusing on animal welfare, can become self-sufficient, and we aim to change all breeding facilities into sustainable ethical projects.
Panthera Africa has found its 40 hectare paradise with a beautiful home for the animals, the owners and the many volunteers visiting. The land is filled with lots of large trees, a natural spring and an amazing 360 degree mountain view!
We believe in the equal importance of both humans and animals, and we will do our absolute best to give you the holiday of a lifetime. We know from personal experience that this includes both quality time with animals, as well as with staff and the other volunteers.
We strongly believe in the saying “In unity there is strength” – and by standing together, human and animal, we believe in the possibility of a prosperous future for the big cats, and we take pride in ‘speaking’ on their behalf.