THE BORN FREE BLOG

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. 

YOUR KING QUESTIONS ANSWERED

Published: 09/07/2018 11:00am

It’s great to see King so happy and settled at his new home at our big cat sanctuary in South Africa, thanks to the overwhelming generosity of our amazing supporters.

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SPOT THE LION!

Published: 08/07/2018 3:29pm

The Jean Byrd Centre is already home to big cats like lion brothers Jora and Black who were rescued by Born Free from a circus wagon in Bulgaria three years ago.

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KING IS HOME

Published: 07/07/2018 3:03pm

King’s new life at our big cat rescue centre will be a world away from the Paris apartment in which he was discovered half-starved and cowering in a dirty cage.

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KING: AN INCREDIBLE JOURNEY

Published: 06/07/2018 3:27pm

It was an eventful 24 hours for King as he travelled by train, plane and automobile to Born Free’s big cat sanctuary at Shamwari Private Game Reserve, in South Africa’s Eastern Cape.

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KING IS ON HIS WAY HOME

Published: 05/07/2018 6:00am

Today is the day! Thanks to the amazing generosity of our supporters, King the lion cub is now on his way to his new home in South Africa.

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COMPASSIONATE CONSERVATION BEGINS IN OUR BACK GARDEN

Published: 02/07/2018 8:45am

Last month, from 18th-24th June, was National Insect Week and quite amazingly, in this time, I saw three stag beetles in three days!

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JOIN BORN FREE IN CELEBRATING WORLD GIRAFFE DAY

Published: 20/06/2018 4:18pm

It may surprise you to hear that giraffes, the iconic open plains animal of Africa, are listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

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TRACKING THE G-COY PRIDE IN MERU

Published: 05/06/2018 9:36am

Born Free Kenya’s field team in Meru National Park has been tracking six prides of lions for two years - Elsa’s, Sanctuary, Mulika, Nairobi Girls, Bisanadi and G-Coy. G-Coy is a pride of one adult female and four-sub-adults and has been tracked since October 2016. Spotting lions in the wild is not easy and very unpredictable. Here, the team recounts a recent tracking expedition…

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TIME TO STOP PLAYING THE BADGER BLAME GAME

Published: 01/06/2018 10:26am

The battle to protect the badger is far more than just a fight to defend a shy nocturnal animal most of us never see. The badger culling policy is at the very centre of the debate about how our government and wider society considers issues concerning the protection of our native wildlife.

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THE RETURN OF THE ZAMBIA HIPPO CULL?

Published: 25/05/2018 11:30am

Two years ago, Born Free revealed that the Zambian government had waved through permission for 2,000 hippos to be killed over a five-year period in the world-famous Luangwa Valley. This week, Born Free received news that the Zambian authorities had secretly overturned their 2016 decision.

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SKINNING FOR PROFIT

Published: 17/05/2018 10:16am

Evidence is emerging of a new threat for Asian elephants - a gruesome trade dealing in beads and medicinal powder... made from their skin

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TEACHING THE NEXT GENERATION ABOUT LEOPARDS

Published: 16/05/2018 9:29am

Born Free South Africa’s Education Officer, Sidney Clay, told the pupils about different kinds of leopards, their hunting techniques and behaviour, and why they are one of the Big Five.

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GREEN IS BACK!

Published: 08/05/2018 1:31pm

After a prolonged drought since 2016 and erratic rains, Meru National Park is now a wilderness of green!
As in other parts of Kenya, Meru is experiencing heavy downpours.

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