Born Free Foundation - Keep Wildlife in the Wild

Julie Ward Centre - November 2010

Compiled by Sidney Clay


Pitou and Sirius

The leopards rehomed from Monaco Zoo

The girl, Pitou, is the most relaxed and we see her most of the time. However, we are starting to see Sirius more now, showing he is more relaxed around us.  They are both good and all is in order.



Rescued from a zoo in Romania

Sinbad seems such a sweet lion and when most people see him they think he is harmless. They should hear him growling when he is protecting his bones! When he is in front of the viewing deck when there are guests visiting, he likes to lie on his back as if posing for cameras.  It has been very hot this month – 30 deg C some days, and he has a favourite spot he goes to when the temperatures are like this.

Sinbad - Photo BFF/Shamwari
Sinbad posing for the camera as usual

Ma Juah and Achee

Achee came from a private home in Romania, and Ma Juah was rescued from a zoo in Liberia.

Ma Juah and Achee are keeping well. During feeding time Achee gets so excited when she sees the vehicle.  She runs up and down waiting for us to put her food inside.  Ma Juah seems more calm and she will take her food under the cool shade to enjoy it.  They also like to hide themselves in the bushes when it is hot.

Two best friends lying together

Sami, Alam and Nimira

The triplets found motherless in the Sudan.

They were hand-reared by kind people and they like people and when there are visitors on the viewing deck they like to come over and see them. Sami like to bully the others when feeding, and Nimira fights back but no harm is done. They eating well but still on reduced rations and Murray our vet says that they are in good shape now.

Sweet Nimira

Aslan and Stella

These lions were rescued from zoos in Greece.

They came back from their temporary home at Ikhanda on 15th November, to their enclosure which now has a new hospital camp, and we have cleared out a lot of the thorn bushes.  We were a bit concerned at how the aggressive Aslan would respond when he recovered from the anaesthetic but he was fine. It seems like they enjoy being back in their old home – well, Aslan seems more relaxed now which makes me think this.  

Most of the time they will be at the back of the enclosure but now they are no longer hidden from view as a lot of the bushes have been cleared out.  They still have a lot of undergrowth for privacy but it means we can check on these elderly cats better.  When feeding I feed them close to the hospital camp gates for them to get used to the area. I plan to feed them into the hospital camp with the next feed.

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Don't forget you can adopt Sinbad, the leopard triplets or Ma Juah and Achee here

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