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2022 presented Free The Wild with a range of challenges, not least of which were the difficulties we faced while working to free lions, tigers and bears from various zoos and private collections in Ukraine.

Thanks to the support of our fellow animal lovers, the steely-eyed determination of our partners across the world and our dedicated team, Free The Wild was able to administer high-level care to suffering elephants, bears and lions across Europe and the Americas, safely transfer 10 big cats over 7000km from Ukraine to South Africa, gain government support for the abolishment of animal testing in Israel and garner a vote of confidence from Thai officials in our mission to free Bua Noi and the hundreds of other animals held in Pata Zoo.

Download the Report of the Trustees - 2022 PDF using this link.

We hope to achieve even more going into 2023 and, with a number of exciting, large-scale developments already in motion, we anticipate this year to be one of the charity's best to date.

Please join us in continuing our efforts to end the suffering of wild animals in captivity, and to those of you who've helped us so far, we and the animals we've saved can't thank you enough.

Wishing you all a fantastic start to the year, with all our gratitude and more.


Gina Nelthorpe-Cowne

Co-founder & Trustee

Free the Wild

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