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A Lion's nose is absolutely incredible!

A Lion's nose is absolutely incredible!

Panthera Africa Big Cat Sanctuary

A Lion's nose is absolutely incredible - take a close look at Neptunes' nose...

It is held open by the skull bones and cartilage divided into two quadrants, right and left. As the nose breathes in oxygen, ciliated mucus keeps dust, pollen, bacteria and small insects from entering the throat and lungs. The mucus also serves to warm the air as it enters the body to avoid damage to lung tissue caused by air that is too cold.

You can also tell the age of a lion by the colour of its nose. When lions are born and young their noses are pink, as they grow up they get black spots on their noses and eventually it completely turns black. 

We love Neptunes' nose here!

A Lion's nose is absolutely incredible!

Panthera Africa Big Cat Sanctuary

Panthera Africa Big Cat Sanctuary is a non-profit organization just outside Stanford that serves as a safe haven for rescued big cats. No breeding, trading or interaction takes place at the sanctuary that works towards educating the public on the conditions big cats face in captivity. Expect to see ...

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Panthera Africa Veterinary Clinic Fundraiser - 1 April 2020

Panthera Africa Veterinary Clinic Fundraiser ...

We are very excited to announce our annual fundraiser.

Online Fundraising Auction

Online Fundraising Auction

Roar out from Panthera Africa: Support our fundraising auction and help the big cats!

Meet Alpha & Cora!

Meet Alpha & Cora!

Alpha and Cora, two lionesses who were confiscated from a bankrupt zoo in Spain are settling into their new home.

Support Our Big Online Fundraising Auction

Support Our Big Online Fundraising Auction

As we enter the festive season of giving, we are announcing a truly unique and meaningful way to buy that special gift for someone you love.

Galaxy needs a forever home and you can help!

Galaxy needs a forever home and you can help!

If you are able, you can adopt Galaxy by making a monthly contribution.