wild animals

Bears rescued from tiny forgotten cages, lions flown out from zoos devastated by war, orangutan orphans raised and trained to survive in the jungle on their own. All over the world, FOUR PAWS helps wild animals in need.

help for big cats

We believe that big cats should not be kept as pets or for entertainment.

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help for bears

 We aim to improve the living conditions of imprisoned bears and to end the worst forms of abuse.

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help for horses

Equines (horses, donkeys, zebras) are a diverse species that have accompanied and been used by humans for thousands of years.

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Female gorilla sitting on a stone

Help for Gorillas

Giving these great apes a chance to be free

orangutan orphan on tree

Saving Orangutans

Reintroduction program for rescued orangutans in Borneo

young lion cub looking at camera

Big Cat Rescue

How FOUR PAWS undertakes big cat rescues and provides lifelong care at our big cat sanctuaries 

tamer and tiger

Wild Animals in Entertainment

Animal abuse for entertainment is still happening throughout the world

Lion cubs in zoo

Wild Animals in Private Keeping

Wild animals, including big cats and bears, should not be kept as pets

Bear Dushi in zoo before her rescue

Wild Animals in Zoos

Accommodating animals according to their needs

Animal Welfare and Tourism

Animal Welfare and Tourism

Selfies with bears in chains or petting lion cubs? Animal welfare issues to watch out for while on vacation

Bears Pashuk and Gjina at BEAR SANCTUARY Prishtina

Social Interactions of Our Wild Animals

According to their individual needs, our rescued animals get to experience social bonds in a safe environment 


Endangered Species Act

Help Save the Endangered Species Act!


Worldwide Circus Bans

Countries, states, cities and towns have started restricting the use of wild animals in circuses 

black and white photo of a tiger laying

Tiger Trade

More tigers live in captivity than are left in the wild

Tips for animal-friendly travel

Travel Kind

Are you an animal-friendly traveler?

two lions - canned hunting

Trophy Hunting

Killing and displaying wild animals as trophies