Leonidas was born in approximately 2012 and arrived at the Sanctuary on 04 November 2015 after a long journey from Beirut.

Leonidas had spent his entire life in solitary confinement in a six meter shipping container. His arrival at the Sanctuary marked the first time that he was able to walk on earth, experience grass under his feet and see others of his kind. Leonidas ended up in the shipping container because of the greed of a Lebanese zoo which sold him for profit and a complete disdain for his welfare.

Leonidas’s rescue was facilitated by Animals Lebanon. Animal Travel Services and DRA Customs Clearing and Forwarding ensured a smooth arrival in South Africa

Leonidas has been adopted by:

  • Susan & Scott McGregor (FOR LIFE)
  • Andrew Diey & Robyn Taylor (FOR LIFE)
  • Janine Poezyn
  • Chantell van Bloemenstein (FOR LIFE)
  • Helene de Koning-Steeman (FOR LIFE)
  • Mrs. Helen Ingram (FOR LIFE)
  • Alan and Gaynor Castle
  • Kieran & Ellie-Mae Fowler
  • Unique People Solutions (PTY) LTD (FOR LIFE)
  • Jo Kirsten & Debbie Lillie
  • Sterrenberg Family
  • Debbie Yoxall (FOR LIFE)
  • Hans & Lina Schmid (FOR LIFE)
  • Marcello & Liane Di Rita
  • Brendan & Amy Scanlen
  • Shirley Harrod
  • Shannon Elizabeth – Animal Avengers (FOR LIFE)
  • Sisters Priscilla & Elsa
  • Glen & Toni Brockhoven
  • Carl & Amanda Glatthaar (FOR LIFE)
  • Rudi & Ingrid Strubbe-Gerlo (FOR LIFE)
  • Nanuska Beutels
  • Femke Fatale
  • Lawrence Chung
  • Kerrie Gurney
  • Jasmin (Blondie) – AUT
  • Anais & Oceane
  • The Bryant Family
  • Simon & Caroline Bussell
  • In Memory Of Jill Perkins
  • Andrew & Lisiana Dutka (USA)
  • Thomas Schauvliege
  • Barry Crawford
  • Maarten & Lisa Mollie
  • Livanna, Massima, Luisana & Luca Doporto
  • Love Set Run – Andre & Sierra Mercier
  • Karola Dill & Claus-Michael Dill (FOR LIFE)