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.

SAVING MERU’S GIANTS ON WORLD ELEPHANT DAY

Published: 12/08/2022 12:01am

On World Elephant Day, Born Free’s Newton Simiyu highlights one of our new conservation initiatives in Kenya, the Saving Meru’s Giants project.

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LIONS ARE ICONIC AND WE MUST FIGHT TO PROTECT THEM

Published: 10/08/2022 12:01am

On World Lion Day, Caroline Ng’weno, Pride of Meru Programme Manager at Born Free Kenya, reveals her passion for lions, and urges people to protect them, before it’s too late.

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YOU CAN CELEBRATE WORLD LION DAY!

Published: 10/08/2022 12:01am

Born Free's Dan Ward encourages each of us to take to the streets and join our Walk on the Wild Side to raise funds for lion conservation.

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HOW DID WE SAVE SIMBA?

Published: 30/07/2022 8:00am

Born Free’s acting Head of Rescue & Care Dr Andrea Donaldson reveals a behind the scenes look at how Simba’s recent incredible rescue and relocation to a lifetime home took place.

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INTERNATIONAL TIGER DAY 2022 - TIGERS IN CRISIS ONE YEAR ON

Published: 29/07/2022 9:37am

Born Free's Head of Communications and PR, Amanda Poole-Connor, looks back at her first appeal at our wildlife charity, launched a year ago on International Tigers Day.

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Why You Should Run or Walk for a Wildlife Charity This Year

Published: 26/07/2022 5:38pm

Our animal neighbours need all the support they can get, and you can give them a helping hand by doing something you enjoy! How about taking part in a run for a wildlife charity this year? 

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CONGRATULATIONS NIKITA!

Published: 26/07/2022 5:00pm

We're thrilled that our new Youth Ambassador Nikita has been recognised with a major award in India. Eve Pawsey reports.

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VISITING OUR RESCUED BIG CATS

Published: 25/07/2022 12:01am

Born Free’s Rescue & Care Officer Flo Blackbourn recently had the opportunity to visit our sanctuaries at Shamwari, South Africa, home to rescued lions and leopards.

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SUPPORTING APE RESCUE ON WORLD CHIMPANZEE DAY

Published: 14/07/2022 12:01am

Born Free chats to Laura Praill, Fundraising and Communications Manager at Limbe Wildlife Centre, in Cameroon.

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THE AMAZING MFALME

Published: 05/07/2022 3:44pm

Victor Cheruiyot, our driver in Meru, shares his thoughts on this awesome alpha male lion!

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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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