Zambi Wildlife Retreat will become Australia's first and only animal welfare establishment that can Rescue, Rehabilitate, Re-home and offer Shelter to a wide range of species
While our focus will be on exotic animals needing retirement from zoo breeding programs, circus and private ownership, we will also provide care and shelter to domestics, farm animals and native wildlife.
Managed by highly qualified staff and volunteers, Zambi Wildlife Retreat ensures the health, safety and dignity to all animals in our care.
LOTL Rescue, established in 2012, is the founding company of Zambi Wildlife Retreat.
ZWR operates as a registered charity in NSW (Australia). CF23435
WHY CAN’T WE VISIT ZAMBI YET?
Each day we receive inquiries about how the public can visit the retreat and meet the animals that the Zambi staff, volunteers and students so lovingly care for. Unfortunately, as much as we would all love to invite you to visit, we are not permitted by law at this stage in our development.
Currently we have been approved to construct an exhibited facility by the Department of Primary Industries and have an approved Development Application with local council. We are excited to announce that works are currently underway and we hope for completion by October 2019.
Once final approval is given to open our doors, it will be by invitation and bookings only. Zambi is a retreat for animals and an educational training ground so visitation by the public will be limited.
It is a legal requirement in NSW to hold an authority to exhibit animals to the public. Especially exotic species such as lions and tigers. There are set standards and regulations in place to insure that exhibited animals are displayed in safe, beautiful enclosures and have only experienced qualified people to manage and care for them. These are great rules to abide by.
The welfare of the animals must take predecent to everything else.
So in saying this, many of the exotic animals that you see on this page, our social media, website, news articles, merchandise and any promotional material are all animals that we manage and care for under an agreement we have with the current license holders.
We hope you will all continue to support us on this journey of establishing the Zambi Wildlife Retreat.
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On Monday afternoon, during feeding time our keepers found Meekha, one of the tigers that we care for at the retreat, laying flat out in her night den. It soon became obvious that she was having trouble breathing and on closer inspection a puncture wound was found on her side.
Njaro and his Lionesses
After many weeks of careful planning the very handsome male lion, Njaro is no longer a bachelor.
Forming new prides in a captive situation is never easy, the process requires extensive planning, knowledge of the species and an understanding of the individual animals.
The Passing of a Majestic Animal
This month we lost a beautiful old tiger named Winsor. Known for his progeny all around Australia and at almost 20 years of age he had