At The Sheriffs Office we believe it is very important to do our bit to support the environment in which we live and work. We offset our carbon emissions from enforcement through a project, run by Carbon Footprint UK, which plants trees in the Great Rift Valley in Kenya. This project not only provides work for the local community, but also protects the environment for both people and wildlife.
We also support a number of charities that do a fantastic job - Help For Heroes, Marie Curie Cancer Care, NSPCC and Born Free. As part of our support for Born Free, we are the proud sponsors of Sinbad the lion!
Sinbad is a most welcome new member of the team. He'd really like to go out on the road with our enforcement officers, and is disappointed we said 'no'. We thought there was a good chance that he might not comply with Health & Safety!
Sinbad lives in Born Free’s Big Cat Sanctuary at Shamwari Wildlife Reserve in South Africa. Here in his bush enclosure, bigger than a football pitch, Sinbad at last enjoys life where he belongs, in Africa.
Sinbad had a miserable, deprived existence in a cramped cage in Bacau Zoo in Romania. Here he was kept on a soil floor, which turned into mud in the rain, making his stunning mane sodden and matted. He gazed bleakly through the rusty wire, or paced back and forth, with only an old log and car tyre for “enrichment”. Born in 2001, Sinbad should be in his prime, but he’s just half the size of a normal lion and his teeth are broken and worn.
Born Free rescued Sinbad in 2007. When he arrived at Shamwari, the nervous little lion stepped out cautiously from his travelling crate, treading on grass for perhaps the very first time. He looked around in disbelief, then built up the courage to explore his new home, the breeze rippling through his stunning long mane.
Sinbad would never survive in the wild on his own, but Born Free gives him his own little piece of Africa. He loves basking in the sun or lying in the shade of the bushes, gazing around contentedly.
Should you require any further information or have any questions please contact us where our team will be happy to assist you.