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Life4Lions - #WHWF #EthicalConservation - Giving Lions a Brighter Future (Phase One)

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Wild Heart Wildlife Foundation is managing and funding a life-saving Project that will ensure that several captive-born lions are given a future at new forever homes. They can never be released, and have to be placed in sanctuaries.

The #Life4Lions Project entails certain Veterinary Procedures like Darting, Vasectomies, Veterinary care, Micro-Chipping, DNA sampling, Vaccinations and Health Checks, Relocation and Transport of several captive lions, to safe, ethical, forever home sanctuaries. It includes site visits to ensure compliance and suitability of all proposed sanctuaries, with associated fuel and travel costs.

(Included here is a video showing the Project Progress - we have successfully completed the first part of Phase 1, the sterilization of Rafiki and Hatari :-))

Currently the lions are in a safe, ethical, non-breeding facility, but their numbers are exceeding the recommended saturation levels as instructed by Nature Conservation. Consequently, we have received instruction from the Authorities to find the excess lions suitable forever homes, rather than risking the lions being euthanized.

Wild Heart Wildlife Foundation will be completing this project in stages, with the first stage ensuring the safety of two male lions and their families..

#Rafiki (Friend) and #Hatari (Danger) will be sterilized so that they cannot be exploited in future. All other required veterinary procedures will be done at the same time. The total cost for the first phase is estimated to be ZAR 25 000.00 (USD 1 500.00). This has been COMPLETED - see attached VIDEO.

The further phases are geared towards ensuring the health of all the lions and making sure they have as happy a life as possible in suitable permanent, ethical sanctuaries. The next stages are estimated to cost in Total ZAR 50 000.00 (USD 3 000.00). The link to the Phase 2 fundraiser can be found herePhase Two entails securing the future of two male lions #Kijana and #Lijana, by performing Vasectomies on both, and moving six lions to their forever home.

Projected Total for Completion of #Life4Lions – and Giving several Lions a Better Future = ZAR 75 000.00 (USD 4500.00)

We cannot save them all - but we can help these Lions. Will you help us make this possible?

Follow us for updates, also on #WHWF's Facebook Profile!

Donations

  • Sep 16, 2020 - R 102.43
  • "bravo Tim, you are doing a really humane duty, best regards" - Bestami Turna

  • Sep 14, 2020 - USD $ 59.71
  • "Great initiative ! " - Birgit Caminada

  • Sep 10, 2020 - R 52.88
  • "I hope we can do as much as we can to help these babies " - Kayleigh

  • Sep 06, 2020 - R 50.00
  • "May we save as many lions as we can" - Sharon

  • Sep 03, 2020 - USD $ 40.00
  • "will share yo help reach the goal. Thank you for all of your hardwork" - Barry hodgson

  • Sep 03, 2020 - USD $ 13.23
  • "Thank you for saving these lions " - Joan

  • Sep 03, 2020 - R 50.00
  • "SAVE OUR LIONS" - Visheka

  • Sep 03, 2020 - USD $ 25.00
  • "God speed!!" - Hollie Hester

  • Sep 02, 2020 - R 528.75
  • "So happy to help. Keep up the ggod work" - Antoinette

  • Sep 02, 2020 - USD $ 100.00
  • "Thank you for helping to find homes for these beautiful beings. I hope someday all of humanity wakes up and shows all life the love and respect they deserve. " - Shiva Ivoghli

  • Sep 01, 2020 - USD $ 20.94
  • "Thank you for the important work you do" - Teresa Bradford

  • Sep 01, 2020 - R 105.75
  • "Please save the lions - luv Naz" - Naz

  • Sep 01, 2020 - R 211.50
  • "Great job guys. Raffle tickets purchased to save the fur babies. " - Zen & James

  • Sep 01, 2020 - USD $ 10.00
  • "Hope this helps you to relocate the lions" - Domenic Bonavita

  • Sep 01, 2020 - USD $ 35.00
  • "Thank you for your compassion and love." - Sinead

  • Aug 31, 2020 - USD $ 29.90
  • "Revere life. Save these magestic beings." - Carla Oliveira

  • Aug 31, 2020 - USD $ 6.67
  • "Hope this helps " - Tracy

  • Aug 31, 2020 - USD $ 10.02
  • "May they live out their lives in peace. " - Dozier Bell

  • Aug 31, 2020 - USD $ 59.93
  • "Good luck and paws crossed - all the best for these lions! Long live our "king". Hugs from Tanja & Dirk Palfalusi from CACH-CAMPAIGN AGAINST CANNED HUNTING in Germany" - Tanja & Dirk Palfalusi

  • Aug 29, 2020 - USD $ 37.68
  • "Thank you for all you do to help our precious wildlife. I hope they find a safe home. " - Frances Duthie

  • Aug 28, 2020 - USD $ 100.00
  • "As #GMFER's president, it is with gratitude and pleasure that I donate to *Wild Heart Wildlife Foundation*'s efforts to help these beauties find a forever home." - Rosemary Alles

  • Aug 28, 2020 - USD $ 29.47
  • "Great initiative !" - Eve

  • Aug 28, 2020 - USD $ 10.00
  • "Good luck with this important campaign" - Steve T

  • Aug 27, 2020 - USD $ 17.86
  • "Hopefully they will finding a new place for a 2nd start of life" - Heike Schmitt

  • Aug 27, 2020 - USD $ 13.32
  • "I pray with all my heart that they are saved" - Elaine Davies

  • Aug 27, 2020 - USD $ 50.55
  • "I hope you have success in re-locating these lions" - Sarah Levitin

  • Aug 27, 2020 - USD $ 50.50
  • "A forever home is what we must provide for these magnificent beasts" - Li Ste

  • Aug 27, 2020 - USD $ 66.61
  • "We have to save these lions and provide them with a safe haven " - Bim Wilkes

  • Aug 27, 2020 - USD $ 13.14
  • "Hope they find the sanctuary and safety they deserve" - Tracey Smith

  • Aug 27, 2020 - USD $ 59.54
  • "My thoughts are with you - thank you for the work you do for lions 🦁 " - Rebecca Davies

  • Aug 27, 2020 - USD $ 29.77
  • "I cannot stand by and watch option 1 happen" - Li Ste

  • Aug 26, 2020 - R 1 586.25
  • "Love your work. Thank you for helping the lions." - Anonymous

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Statistics

Donations to date

R 22 425.44

Fundraising target

R 25 000.00

Funds raised offline

R 4 957.00
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Wild Heart Wildlife Foundation is a registered NPO and PBO in South Africa. 
We are committed to #EthicalConservation and #Transparency, and directly helping the Wildlife most at Risk, whether through veterinary care, rescuing, emergency transport, or supplemetary feeding.