“I can’t quite believe we actually went to Born Free’s big cat sanctuary for feeding time! A ‘pinch-myself’ moment! I’ve wanted to do this since I was 9 years old! Half my life!”
“I saw Brutus the lion, two young lion cubs, Kuma the leopard, James and Jeff the lions, and Jules; their lioness mother. It was amazing! Of course they’ve been raised in captivity, so have to have food delivered, as they haven’t learnt the skills to hunt for themselves.” — An extract from Shamwari Diaries: Act 1, Scene 1 – Arrival.
Here are some of my photos from the Born Free Sanctuaries at Shamwari circa 2008.
Born Free North Sanctuary – Lions: Brutus, James, Jules, Jerry, Leopard: Kuma
Born Free South Sanctuary (The Julie Ward Centre) – Lions: Sinbad, Aslan, Ma Juah, Achee, Leopards: Sammi, Alam, Nimira