Lion Name:

Assegaia is an ancient name which means the shield of stars that protects ‘Mother Earth’.

Known for:

Gentle but fiercely protective, shy yet direct, and now padding in King Mandla’s footsteps.


A Day of Freedom is what it costs our non-profit organisation to ensure the freedom and safety of every single one of our lions every single day –  free-roaming in the heart of their Protected Area, as is their nature-given right.

1 Day of Freedom costs: $ 85

Meet Assegaia

It takes a great Star Warrior to protect the Sacred Feminine, whether that be Mother Earth or the magnificent maternal in all her guizes.

Gentle but formidable, shy yet direct, sub-adult Assegaia arrived in our project together with his sister Gaia, over whom he was fiercely protective. Exhibiting heightened suspicion and anger towards humans, he finally relaxed into a trusting relationship under Linda and the team’s care. Spectacularly handsome yet humble, this emerging king has stepped up and into the giant pawprints of his predecessor, Aslan (Mandla), walking starlight in the Heartlands, as the worthy protector of the great matriarchs: Princess Nebu and Queen Zihra.

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