Born Free works across the world to protect and preserve wildlife in its natural habitat. 

The Born Free blog gives our team – both in the office and out in the field – a platform to share their views on the latest news stories and issues affecting wildlife conservation and captive animal welfare.

Our blogs are published regularly, so please keep checking back, or follow us on InstagramTwitter or Facebook to stay updated.

LEARNING TO BE LIONS

Published: 01/07/2022 12:01am

Glen Vena, our Animal Care Manager at Shamwari, South Africa, shares an update about our Lions of Lockdown six months after they arrived at their new sanctuary home.

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ELEPHANTS DESERVE THE SAME RIGHTS AS PEOPLE

Published: 21/06/2022 9:00am

Born Free’s Co-Founder Virginia McKenna OBE considers the plight of Happy the elephant, held captive at Bronx Zoo, USA for over 40 years.

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MY FAVOURITE PRIDE

Published: 17/06/2022 6:28pm

Head Guide at Elsa's Kopje, Mohamed Boru shares why Elsa's Pride is so special to him.

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INVESTIGATING THE ONLINE IVORY TRADE

Published: 12/06/2022 12:01am

Our Policy Support Officer Frankie Osuch gives a personal insight into Born Free’s new report which uncovers disturbing evidence that large volumes of ivory are still being sold online, threatening the survival of wild elephants.

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CELEBRATING WORLD OCEANS DAY WITH TALES FROM THE DEEP

Published: 08/06/2022 8:00am

Born Free’s Charlie Baker launches The Shark Who Barked - a colourful new children’s book about the ocean, and shares her own marine memories!

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY VIRGINIA!

Published: 07/06/2022 12:01am

Will Travers OBE pays tribute to his incredible mum, and Born Free’s matriarch on her 91st birthday.

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MEMORIES OF THE QUEEN

Published: 02/06/2022 12:01am

Born Free’s Co-Founder and Trustee, Virginia McKenna OBE, marks Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with some personal reflections.

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MY PRIDE AND JOY

Published: 01/06/2022 10:04am

Born Free’s Events and Philanthropy Manager, Joanne Bartholomew speaks of her pride to be involved in Born Free Forever, and welcomes you to future in-person events.

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STORIES FROM KENYA

Published: 31/05/2022 9:26am

Our Head of Education, Laura Gosset, shares stories from her fascinating trip to Kenya, where she visited several of Born Free’s conservation & education projects.

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FACEBOOK FACILITATES TRAFFICKING

Published: 26/05/2022 12:01am

Is Facebook a marketplace for illegal trade in endangered species? Born Free’s Social Media Assistant Elena Sage was appalled by a recent investigation.

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COMMEMORATING WORLD TURTLE DAY

Published: 23/05/2022 12:01am

Born Free’s Captivity Campaigns Information Coordinator Sarah Jefferson explains why she thinks these remarkable reptiles should swim free and brings us the latest on Genoveffa and Gavino – returned to the wild thanks to YOU.

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ENDANGERED SPECIES DAY: BORN FREE TEAMS UP WITH ECOFLIX

Published: 20/05/2022 12:01am

It’s not just about Endangered Species, explains gorilla expert Ian Redmond OBE, Born Free’s Policy Advisor and Head of Conservation at Ecoflix.

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FIGHTING THE ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE

Published: 18/05/2022 11:53am

An interview with Ofir Drori, founder of the Last Great Ape organisation

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WHY ELEPHANTS DON’T BELONG IN ZOOS

Published: 11/05/2022 12:01am

Our Captivity Research Officer Chris Lewis gives a personal insight into Born Free’s new report exposing the plight of elephants in zoos and explains his own individual journey.

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A YEAR TO CHALLENGE

Published: 06/05/2022 12:01am

Born Free’s Head of Conservation Dr Nikki Tagg explains why she recently attended an Extinction Rebellion rally in London.

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