South Africa currently has more lions in captivity than in the wild, with anywhere between 8,000 and 10,000 predators (possibly more) being held in small enclosures on 300+ captive predator facilities across the country.

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These wild animals are exploited at every phase of their life cycle and despite the claims made by the captive predator breeding industry, it is commonly accepted by leading wildlife and conservation scientists globally that this industry does not support the conservation of lions in the wild.

In most instances, these predator facilities are nothing more than commercial operations, breeding and exploiting wild animals for a range of activities from canned hunting, live international trade and the bone trade, to the extremely lucrative cub petting, ‘walking with lions’ and paid voluntourism activities.

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Wild & Captive Bred Lions

Life Cycle of Captive Lions

Interactive Tourism Industry

Commercial Wildlife Trade

Welfare Concerns

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