In the searing heat of the North West Argentine summer four helpless tigers find themselves victims of a terrible set of circumstances.
Locked up permanently in a disused train carriage, they live in a parasite infested waste.
It is time they get out of there and get a life as close to the wild as possible.
And you can help!
Kms to go
Euros to collect
In 2007, a travelling circus asked a local farmer to take care of its tigers, for a few months, but they were never to return.
That farmer was now left with the responsibility to care for these animals. But neither he nor the local vet had any experience with such animals. They tried their best to keep the animals alive with food and water.
However, their living conditions are minimal and despite the men’s best intentions the animals are in a constant state of suffering.
The tigers were never medically examined and live in an unhygienic environment with little space to move, completely open to the elements.
The animals were never sterilized and a series of cubs were born over the years leading now to four tigers, two of which were born in the train carriage
We cannot sit idly by any longer, these animals deserve to spend the rest of their lives recuperating from this trauma in a natural environment, with the feel of soft ground under their paws.
With your help we can do that.
Our colleagues in South Africa at the Ubuntu Wildlife Sanctuary are waiting with open arms, so we need to get moving!
Here is why we need you
FOR THE 4 TIGERS
We need to raise € 25,000 Euro per tiger. This is the only thing stopping these tigers enjoying the rest of their lives as they should, back in nature, with proper nutrition, care, space to roam and freedom.
Main costs are :
Euro 3,000 Veterinary assistance in Argentina: Health examination, anti parasite treatments (internal and external), anti rabies application, chipping and sedation process etc.
Euro 10,000 Crate construction for travelling (IATA Standard).
Euro 4,000 Ground Transport costs, 20 hours by truck from the train to the international Airport of Buenos Aires, Ezeiza.
Euro 64,000 Air transport costs from Buenos Aires to South Africa.
Euro 4,000 Ground transport costs in South Africa, 24 hours by truck from the international airport in Johannesburg to the Ubuntu Wildlife Sanctuary.
Euro 1,000 Airport fees in South Africa.
Euro 7,000 For the construction of enclosures (2 tigers per enclosure) and shelters.
Euro 3,000 Veterinary assistance inSouth Africa upon arrival at the Sanctuary.
Euro 4,000 Food provision for the first length of stay at Ubuntu Sanctuary.