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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young lion

Take Action for Big Cats

Time to end the exploitation of big cats in the U.S.


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

Help for 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 suffering on tour


Worldwide Circus Bans US

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

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