APES ON THE EDGE

AN URGENT APPEAL TO SAVE OUR CLOSEST COUSINS... BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE

A hundred years ago, millions of gorillas and other apes lived peacefully in Africa’s forests, but today just a few thousand remain. Their habitat is logged and mined for natural resources, their vital forest eco-system is suffering from the effects of climate change, and these incredible animals are killed for bushmeat or poached for the illegal wildlife trade. Now, more than ever, our great ape cousins need Guardians.

Please donate today to save lives.

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Join us on Friday 23rd September for our 'MANE Event' at the beautiful Denbies Wine Estate, set in the heart of the stunning Surrey countryside. 

The evening will feature live entertainment and exclusive auction hosted by Born Free Patron, auctioneer James Lewis. Will Travers OBE and Virginia McKenna OBE would love to see you in person at this special evening, to mark our 'Year of the Lion' during 2022.

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BORN FREE FOREVER

In honour of what would have been the 100th Birthday of Bill Travers MBE, we are celebrating our co-founder’s life and work by designating 2022 as Born Free’s Year of the Lion. Join us for a UK-wide exhibition - Born Free Forever - featuring 25 stunning life-size, bronze lion sculptures, which raise awareness and vital funds for lions through the Forever Lions Fund, set up in Bill's memory.

Born Free Forever is the biggest lion sculpture of its type in the UK and following a three month residency in London, the pride have arrived at Exhibition Park in Newcastle and will be staying until the end of June, before heading to Bristol, and finally Edinburgh at the end the year.

Visit the lions today at Exhibition Park, Newcastle until the end of June 2022

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FOREVER LIONS

2022 is Born Free's 'Year of the Lion'.

A year of action for lions in honour of the 100th birthday year of our charity’s fearless founder and lionheart, Bill Travers MBE. We're calling on the public to help halt the devastating decline in wild lions, campaign for the welfare of lions exploited in zoos, circuses and as ‘pets’ and support our Forever Lions fund.


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Lions in the wild

Bill Travers, MBE of Born Free Foundation, in the wild with lions

Lion cubs in the wild

  

Raise the Red Flag for captive wild animals!

  • Report your eyewitness concerns about captive wild animals worldwide
  • Find out how you can take action to help wild animals in captivity
  • Search our interactive 'Red Flag' map

FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN HELP WILD ANIMALS IN CAPTIVITY     VIDEO MESSAGE: MOLLIE KING 

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POPULAR ANIMAL ADOPTIONS

Lion for adoption
Cheetah for adoption
Wolf for adoption
Elephant for adoption
Tiger for adoption
Giraffe for adoption
Brown Bear for adoption
Orca for adoption
Orangutan for adoption
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Leopard for adoption
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Lion for adoption
Pangolin for adoption
Rhino for adoption
Monkey for adoption

EDUCATION RESOURCES FOR SCHOOLS AND HOME-EDUCATORS

Wondering how to teach your pupils about the ethics of zoos?

Download Born Free’s latest set of teaching resources Should We Keep Wild Animals In Captivity?, which explores captive animal welfare, some of the claims made by zoos and enables pupils to critically evaluate whether we should keep wild animals in captivity. 
 

DOWNLOAD TEACHING RESOURCES FOR FREE

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LION: PRIDE BEFORE THE FALL PHOTOGRAPHY COLLECTION

A stunning collection of wild lion photography by critically-acclaimed wildlife photographer George Logan. Lion: Pride Before the Fall brings the plight of Africa's remaining lions into sharp focus with its array of poignant, thought-provoking images.

Each copy sold helps the Born Free wildlife conservation charity in its vital work to protect and re-establish The Last Lions of Meru, in Kenya.

BUY YOUR COPY

PROTECT THEM. PROTECT US.

COVID-19 has transformed our world. We’ve had to radically change how we live to save lives. But, this is just a short-term fix.

Unless we change our ways and how we interact with wild animals, pandemics will become more frequent. As an essential first step, wildlife markets must close. We must learn. We must re-educate ourselves. We must act. Watch our new short film to find out how when we protect wild animals, we protect ourselves.

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COVID-19 wildlife film narrated by Joanna Lumley

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WE ARE BORN FREE

We’re a wildlife conservation charity that’s passionate about wild animal welfare and Compassionate Conservation. Founded by Virginia McKenna, Will Travers and Bill Travers, we work tirelessly to stop the exploitation and suffering of individual animals living in captivity or in the wild. From the start, we’ve campaigned for a future where animals and people can co-exist and where threatened and endangered species are protected for generations to come.

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