DONATE NOW! A RACE AGAINST TIME TO SAVE FOUR UKRANIAN LIONS
The Wildlife Foundation is raising funds to save four war-traumatised Ukrainian lions and give them a new home in the UK.
The story of our Foundation starts with 13 lions, rehomed from poor conditions from a run-down zoo in Romania, a project for which every penny was raised by Yorkshire Widlife Park and its supporters. Now we need your help again...
The award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park has offered a new home for mum Aysa and her three ten-month-old cubs, Emi, Santa and Teddi, at the Park’s Lion Country.
Now we have launched a fund raising appeal to support the project and bring them back as quickly as possible.
The lions were abandoned in a private zoo in the Donetsk region as Russian invaders poured into Ukraine and they suffered alone, malnourished and surrounded by fighting and explosions before being taken to Poland, to a temporary sanctuary.
But they need to be moved to a proper permanent home as soon as possible.
Please give generously now- funds will be used to pay for the Ukrainian lions’ veterinary care, to transport them to the UK and to support future emergency animal rescues from Ukraine and other disaster areas.
MAKE THIS RESCUE AS SUCCESSFUL AS THE ONE IN 2010
The Wildlife Foundation, which is based at the 175 acre park, helped fund the successful rescue of 13 lions from Romania in 2010.
Trustee Cheryl Williams said, “These gorgeous lions cannot stay in Poland and need a permanent home. We must not forget that animals are often the forgotten victims of war, with them suffering long term consequences from trauma and requiring specialist care and rehabilitation which can be provided at Yorkshire Wildlife Park.
“We want to offer them a fresh beginning within the park, but achieving this can only be done with the help from the fund. We appreciate that times are tough, but we hope that the public will support us in the same way they did back in 2010 and hopefully raise funds and awareness to help other animals in this situation.”