THE BAHATI PRIDE
Chanel, Serabie, Raka and Tau
Chanel, Serabie, Raka and Tau are the Bahati Pride and the among the first lions to make their home at Emoya Big Cat Sanctuary. Chanel was the very first arrival at Emoya in June 2013. She had been rescued as a three-week old cub from an illegal trader in Cairo, saved from a life of captivity or worse, and eventually brought to Emoya to live out her life in the semi-wild. Serabie was rescued from a canned hunting operation and was the focus of a documentary exposing canned lion hunting. Raka and Tau came from a zoo in Limpopo.
Serabie arrived at the sanctuary in September 2013
Raka’s brother, Tau arrived at the sanctuary in August 2013.
Raka came from a private zoo in Limpopo and arrived at the sanctuary in July 2013.
Rescued as a three-week old cub from an illegal trader in Cairo and arrived at the Emoya Big Cat Sanctuary in June 2013