SOS Tiger Fund


Trading As: School of Samaya
Trust Number: 2929/11
NPC Registration Number: 2016/228074/08
Business Reference (CSI) : Nemesis Distributors
Tax Reference Number: 9359555183
Vat Registration Number: 4650254933

School of Samaya is a Not for Profit, Non Governmental, Non Discriminatory and Non Denominational Cause serving The Greater Good in Humanitarian Awakening and Environmental Care. TLB & Karen have invested their life savings towards this cause and with your support, we can help ensure these projects are maintained.

Karen & Tjaart adopted and saved Amar, a Siberian tiger and Taara, a Bengal Tiger from the medicinal export trade. They have tried to create a sanctuary for these two sentient beings and now care for over 100 wild birds and two family of wild geese that come for feeding. In addition, Karen and Tjaart have dedicated their birthdays to planting trees at their sanctuary. Their mission, be the change you wish to see in the world.

According to WWF, the tiger population is now 3890 tigers left in the world in the wild. They are illegally killed or poached because their pelts are valuable in the black market trade, their body parts are used in traditional Asian medicines and they are seen as threats to human communities. There is also large scale habitat loss due to human population growth and expansion.

Amar and Tara have an amazing home at the School of Samaya Sanctuary and are cared for personally by Karen and Tjaart Kruger. In additional to contributing towards environmental care, Tjaart and Karen regularly plant trees and take care of the wild bird life on their Sanctuary. As a rule Karen and Tjaart do not use Amar and Taara as any form of exhibition or training objects for the benefit of financial gain, however as a memoir to them you can subscribe to A Mother of Tigers VLog where 100% of the donations go towards the care and well being of Amar and Taara, and in the process enjoy exclusive video and image footage with stories about their journey at the SOS Sanctuary.

So your donations big or small makes a huge difference towards our cause and we thank you in advance.

Please note it is our policy not to objectify Amar and Tara and hence you won’t find any pictures of them and we will not share any pictures as well. Please read our Disclaimer and Indemnity again. Our purpose is in protecting these two amazing beings and that means from ourselves as well. You are able to enjoy their journey at the sanctuary through the Vlog Documentary offered on a donation basis per episode or an annual membership donation.

We are our own worse enemies and hence the need protecting from!

ALL proceeds from School of Samaya go towards our cause. No profits are shared amongst any trustees or directors. Every volunteer in the organisation is focused on serving their higher purpose by donating time, resources and expertise to our environmental and educational projects.

Saving the Tigers is one of our causes. 

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“If nature has made anything more beautiful than a tiger then I do not know what it might be.”

Stephen Fry

  • There are as few as 3,500 tigers left in the wild, we have to act now or this iconic animal could be extinct in less than 20 years.
  • As apex predators, tigers shape the ecosystems in which they live.
  • They prevent over-grazing by limiting herbivore numbers and maintain ecological integrity.
  • Tigers are solitary and have large home ranges making them excellent ‘umbrella’ species providing space for a variety of other species to flourish.
  • In India, more than 350 rivers originate from tiger reserves. These reserves also sequester carbon, provide oxygen and slowly release ground water to regulate floods. Protecting the tiger will in turn protect these vital habitats.
  • Protecting existing tiger habitats and the reforestation of degraded habitat may help buffer the poorest communities in Asia against the impacts of river siltation and flooding, while providing global benefits.
  • Saving the tiger will help communities and local populations benefit from habitat resources and tourism.
  • Man is solely responsible for the slaughter of the tiger. In the natural world the tiger’s only predator is man. It is our collective responsibility to stop the killing and save the tiger in the wild.
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Amar & Taara

The Gentle Giant and The Warrior Princess Vlog is presented by Karen and Tjaart. To gain access subscribe to the annual membership now and donate towards these amazing Sentient Beings.


It’s been two years now (we first got Amar in 2019, and through trial and error we have gained experience of what works for the babies and what does not. There are products which may seem good for cats but can be harmful to Amar and Taara. 

Amar specifically has a few allergies and immune system issues which we have managed to work around with the right products and right food and nutrition for him. Hence we humbly, request that donations or are confirmed first before purchasing and donating to the sanctuary in the unfortunate event that we may have to decline as it does not work for them. 

A little thing like chicken livers from the wrong place can affect their tummies so much. We’ve been down a tough road to finally have two amazingly healthy babies that consume all natural diets and no artificial supplements etc. 

By becoming a member you also support our cause as 100% of the proceeds go towards their care.We thank you in advance for your consideration in supporting us in the care and wellbeing of Amar and Taara. 

Here’s what your donations go towards….


Monthly Food (Ostrich) purchased from Klein Karoo
Biltong Snacks for Taara
Chicken Livers purchased from Spar
Bird Food from Midfeeds

New Bedding every 12 months due to wear and tear (yes teddies make beddies better)
Hay for urination at night
Cardboard for Taara’s evening urination (yes it’s a thing)
Extension to the cells as A&T get bigger (we’re currently looking for sponsorships)
Extension to A&T enclosure for more play space (we’re currently looking for sponsorships)

So Pure Kitchen and Surface Sprays (Organic)
F10 Vet Disinfectant
Bin Bags for grass and pee boards
Pedal Bin Bags for picking up poo


Platform Maintenance
Enrichment Jungle Gym
Pool Pump Maintenance 
Tiger Toys for enrichment activities (yip another thing for happy tigers)
Automatic Shuttle System for enrichment play or Electric Bike (currently looking for sponsorships)
Fly Inteventions – Fly Catchers
Fly Protection – Neem Oil (After two years of expensive trials and false hopes, experience and intelligence points us to our customised Neem Oil mix)
Level of ground & enclosure maintenance (Amar keeps hurting his paw paws when playing )
Enrichment platforms and games
Large Trees for shade in the enclosure (currently looking for sponsorships)
Shade Covers

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