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Al Ma'wa for Nature & Wildlife

A new home for our lions in Jordan

FOUR PAWS and the Princess Alia Foundation are currently setting up a new animal sanctuary called ’Al Ma’wa for Nature and Wildlife’, covering approximately 140 hectares. During the first construction phase, several 40 hectare enclosures will become home to rescued animals waiting in the transit station near Amman. Three lions from Gaza will be among them. 


’Al Ma’wa for Nature and Wildlife’ is located in a natural forest in the northern part of Jordan, approximately 40 km away from the capital Amman. As soon as the sanctuary is finished, it will offer 12 species-appropriate enclosures for rescued wild animals.

Three lions FOUR PAWS rescued from Al-Bisan zoo in Gaza are enjoying their new lives at the New Hope Center near Amman to the fullest. They have already been vaccinated and the two male lions will soon be vasectomised. As soon as they no longer require  close monitoring,  the three lions will be moved from their adaption enclosure to a larger enclosure, which will become their temporary home until the 'Al Ma'wa for Nature and Wildlife' centre is open. This will not only be home to the three lions, but for many more wild animals rescued from bad keeping conditions and illegal trade. 

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