Sanctuary Of Life

These photographs were taken on location at Mukuni Big Five in Livingstone, Victoria Falls, Zambia. Mukuni Big five is a sanctuary for large cats that have been injured or abandoned and are no longer able to survive in the wild.  The program allows for people to interact with the animals as they grow. When the cats reach maturity they are released into a private game reserve. Mukuni big five has several educational outreach programs for the local community encouraging an alternative concept of these alpha predators. Creating a respect for the animals as well as providing employment prevents potential poaching for the dwindling populations that remain in the wild. 

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Photographs by Natalie Joos