Come and build our Forever Sanctuary - The New Love Big Cats Alive
This is a lifetime opportunity to be part of the founding team. Help design natural pools for the lions to play in. Plan enclosures which encompass high rocky areas for the lions to look out at the plains from, savannah areas to run in and include the best trees for climbing.
LLA is currently on leased land, and although beautiful, it is 100 times better to be on land that we own.
Line Risa has partnered with LLA and bought a 1000Ha game farm for the cats to have their own, secure lifetime home.
We are offering a special to all Founding Volunteers who book for 2023
We will be building all of the new enclosures from scratch. That means you get to be hands on, in the bushveld, making forever homes for theses cats:
The new farm, Indlulamithi Wild has African Plains Game and transient indigenous animals in abundance. But we do not know exactly what and how many. Volunteers will help us to identify and count the various species and to create identicates of the herds or individuals.
Using the Indlulamithi Wild Game camera, volunteers will take daily photos of the animals they see.
Setting camera traps, walking the land and sitting patiently at dens and burrows will be part of the work required.
The list of animals you can expect to find:
There is a fully functional and well built 4 bedroom thatched lodge for volunteers and a 2 bedroom thatched cottage.
We will also be building outdoor areas for relaxing, braaing, swimming and a water hole infront of the lodge for the animals.
We welcome all help from our Founder volunteers with building, plumbing, electrics, painting, stone work etc
We all appreciate those volunteers who can contribute by bringing sandwiches to the work team, manning the homefront, keeping notes on what is required and perhaps going to town on shopping expiditions for supplies.
Lions, tigers, puma and jaguars
There are a host of Once-in-a-Lifetime opportunities when it comes to the various big cats during this momentous time:
The lions themselves are going to need a whole lot of extra attention. Firstly, Line and Andi will be split during the intial building of the enclosures as one of the women will oversee work in the Waterberg whilst the other stays with the lions in the Free State.
Each trip will offer volunteers well concidered places on the team to help with the moving of the cats, being back-up drivers in case of emegency, standing guard when the vehicles stop for refueling or pit stops, handling communications between vehicles and assisting with the arrival logistics and off loading of the lions.
Importantly we will have rosters drawn up for staff and volunteers to monitor the cats in their new enclosures and records will be kept of their behaviour, eating patterns and health.
All this on top of the usual care being given to the big cats who are yet to move from the current sanctuary on Appin.