FELIDA Big Cat Centre - Nijeberkoop
Foundation VIER VOETERS is an international animal welfare organization and has been committed to animals in need worldwide since 1988. VIER VOETERS has several animal shelters of its own, including FELIDA for big cats. VIER VOETERS took over the reception centre in Nijeberkoop, at the time called Pantera, at the end of 2013 and has been of great significance in the area of animal welfare. Wild animals do not belong in captivity, but the big cats in FELIDA have been rescued from bad conditions (such as circuses, private property and pitiful zoos) and can never return to the wild. FELIDA offers a home to big cats, such as lions, tigers and leopards. FELIDA provides a solution where these animals can live as naturally as possible. This means that they can show their natural behaviour, do not go hungry or thirsty and are free from pain, fear, stress and other distress. Animal welfare is a top priority of FELIDA.