Born Free never forgets individual animals. Every animal counts.
Where possible, we rescue vulnerable wild animals from appalling conditions where they have been confined, exploited or abused. We rehabilitate them and, whenever possible, release them back into the wild. Sadly, many of the wild animals we rescue have been too damaged by captivity to return to the wild.
You can read about all of the animals we have successfully rescued on our ‘Success Stories’ page.
Below you can find links to pages about all of the sanctuaries and projects we support.
ANIMAL RESCUE CONSIDERATIONS
Born Free regularly receives calls for help about captive animals in need. Sadly, there are many more animals in need of rescue than there are sanctuary spaces worldwide.
It is vital we use precious sanctuary spaces not only to rescue animals in need, but to also highlight the problems facing captive wildlife (for example, private ownership, trade, circuses, and substandard zoos). We therefore have many considerations to make when we are informed about a captive animal in need.
View our flowchart to give you an idea of what we must take into account when we receive information about a captive animal from supporters.