Kate on Conservation

Shamwari Big Cat Centres photo library

 “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 leopardJames 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

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