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Drakenstein lion park

Straumann has decided to support the Drakenstein Lion Park with regular donations and to adopt a lion. Drakenstein Lion Park was established in 1998 to provide lions in distress with sanctuary, where they could live in safety, free from abuse and exploitation and be treated with the compassion and respect they deserve. 

The Park is situated in the scenic Cape Winelands in South Africa and comprises of 50 acres of sprawling lion habitat. The Park is actively involved in improving the quality of life of lions in captivity, locally as well as internationally, either by offering these animals a lifetime sanctuary or working in conjunction with other animal welfare organizations to secure a safe future for individual animals in dire need.

The Park is not involved in commercial breeding or trade and offers lifetime care to all its animals. All the animals brought to the Park are captive bred / hand reared and cannot be rehabilitated to the wild. The animals at the Park are assured a chance of living their natural lives in an enriched and safe environment.

Source: http://lionrescue.org.za/about-us-2/

Tarzan – our adopted cub

Inspired by the team, the input of a known and engaged South-African dentist and some internet research we discovered Drakenstein and its call for donation and support. So we initiated a lifetime adoption of a lion in the sanctuary of Drakenstein. His name is Tarzan. Tarzan was born on 01-07-2016 and arrived at the sanctuary on 30-05-17. Drakenstein was asked to provide a lifetime home for this lion by Panthera Africa, who did not have the capacity to house him. The lion originates from the Free State (the epicenter of canned hunting). Learn more on Tarzan’s own webpage.