FOUNDATION SHAMBALA PRESERVE
The Roar Foundation, which I founded as a 501(c)(3)
non-profit organization in 1983, exists solely to support
The Shambala Preserve. Our mission is to educate the public
about the dangers of private ownership of exotic animals.
Huge numbers of exotic dangerous animals are bred and sold
in the United States for illegal purposes. Private ownership
presents a grave danger to the public and is cruel and
unfair to these animals. More stringent legislation is
needed to prohibit breeding and selling. We are actively
involved in legislating this on federal and state levels.
Prior to 1983 I had been rescuing
the exotic felines since 1972. Up to the present, The
Shambala Preserve has given sanctuary to over 235 exotic
felines - lion, tiger, cougar, black and spotted leopard,
serval, bobcat, Asian leopard cat, snow leopard, cheetah,
lynx, tigon, liger and African elephant. All have come to
the Preserve after confiscation by authorities, such as
California Fish and Game, U.S. Department of Agriculture,
SPCA and Humane Societies. They are from roadside zoos and
private citizens who realize they have purchased an animal
they can no longer handle.
The exotic cat trade is a huge
business. According to US. Fish and Wildlife it is on a par
with illegal drugs. Once an animal is brought to Shambala,
it remains here for the remainder of its life. As a true
sanctuary, we do not buy, breed, sell, trade, or subject
them to commercial use. Our only purpose is to allow these
magnificent animals to live out their lives with care,
understanding and dignity. Each has the best human,
nutritional, medical, emotional and mental care possible.
There are many ways you can support
The Roar Foundation: become a Member of the Roar Foundation,
Adopt a Wild One, provide an item from the Shambala Wish
List; attend a Safari Tour: visit The Trading Post, become a
volunteer, attend one of our hugely popular and unique
Sunset Safaris, and for a truly memorable experience, spend
an entire night in one of Shambala’s authentic African
Tents! All of these help to further Shambala’s educational
efforts and support our mission. One special weekend a
month, we hold the Safaris where Shambala opens the gates to
the public for a small admission fee (by reservation only).
All guests must be 18-yrs or older. Please come visit us and
support our beautiful Wild Ones.
Shambala is a
Sanskrit word that means: “A Meeting Place of Peace and
Harmony for all Beings, Animal and Human.”
President The Roar Foundation
The Shambala Preserve
Cyrus, Xhosa and Zoe
is home to over 40 big cats: lions, tigers,
cougars, black and spotted leopards, servals, bobcats,
and Asian leopard cats, who live out their lives at Shambala.
All have come to the Preserve after confiscation by
authorities such as California Fish and Game, the United
States Department of Agriculture, the ASCPA, and various
Humane Societies. They are from roadside zoos and private
citizens who realize that they have purchased an animal
that they can no longer handle. The exotic cat trade
is a huge business, just under illegal drugs, according
to U.S. Fish and Wildlife.
Jazzy and Tabbi
an animal is brought to Shambala, it remains here
for the rest of its life. As a true sanctuary, we
do not buy, breed, sell, trade, or subject our animals
to commercial use. Our only purpose is to allow these
magnificent animals to live out their lives with love
and dignity. Each "Wild One" has the best
human, nutritional, medical, emotional, and mental
are many ways you can support The Roar Foundation:
you can "Join Our Pride"
by becoming a member, become a
"Wild Parent" through our adoption program,
donate an item from our Wish
List, attend a Safari
Tour or an exclusive
Sunset Safari, visit the
Trading Post, volunteer,
and for a truly memorable experience, an overnight
Safari in one of our African tents!