Big cats include the tiger, lion, jaguar, leopard, and snow leopard, as well as the non-pantherinecheetah and cougar (puma). Tigers are the largest big cats and are usually solitary. Their striking striped markings make them unique – and provide a surprisingly perfect camouflage in the undergrowth. After tigers, lions are the second-largest cats and are the only representatives of this family to live and hunt in a pack.
FOUR PAWS has rescued over 200 big cats from captivity. From revealing suffering of lions and tigers in big cat farms to rescuing and protecting big cats in our sanctuaries, FOUR PAWS is fighting the illegal wildlife trade and advocating to alter legislation to better protect all big cats. We also rescue lions and tigers kept in bad conditions in captivity.