THE LAST LIONS OF MERU – Help protect Elsa’s legacy

Meru National Park, in Kenya, was the home of Elsa, the lioness made famous by the book and film Born Free.  Elsa is the inspiration for our charity.

We work in Meru to safeguard the lions who call this national park home. They are Elsa’s legacy.

Donate today to fund our vital work monitoring, tracking, surveying and protecting Meru’s lion population.

Supported by Kingspan.

ELSA ITALIA – A place to call home

Meet Elsa. She was rescued by Born Free from a travelling circus in Sardinia in 2014 and was temporarily rehomed at a sanctuary in northern Italy due to an ongoing court case.

In 2018, Elsa was released from the terms of the court case. Happy at the sanctuary, we decided it’s best for Elsa to remain where she is.

You can help provide our Italian Elsa with lifetime care.

WE ARE BORN FREE

Since 1984, we have been working tirelessly to ensure that all wild animals, whether living in captivity or in the wild, are treated with compassion and respect. We work across the world to preserve and protect wildlife in its natural habitat – finding Compassionate Conservation solutions so that humans and wildlife can co-exist peacefully. #KeepWildlifeInTheWild

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POPULAR ANIMAL ADOPTIONS

Lion for adoption
Cheetah for adoption
Wolf for adoption
Bear for adoption
Tiger for adoption
Gorilla for adoption
Brown Bear for adoption
Orca for adoption
Orangutan for adoption
Giraffe for adoption
Leopard for adoption
Elephant for adoption
Jaguar for adoption
Monkey for adoption

END THE GREAT BETRAYAL

Join the movement to stop lion farming and canned hunting. Watch our animation 'The Bitter Bond' then sign our petition to urge the South African government to end canned hunting.

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STOP CRUELTY AND SAVE LIVES

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RAISE THE RED FLAG

Raise the Red Flag for captive wild animals!

  • Report your concerns about captive wild animals 
  • Search our map to read some of the reports we have received
  • Find out how you can take action to help captive wild animals worldwide
  • Supported by British Airways Holidays.

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LAST MARCH OF THE TUSKERS

One of Amboseli National Park’s last great tuskers, Tim was one of Kenya’s most recognised elephants when he died in February 2020.

Limited edition prints of renowned wildlife artist Jonathan Truss’ painting – Last March of the Tuskers – are now available to purchase in aid of Born Free. It shows Tim alongside his uncle, and is assumed to be the last painting of him before his passing.

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WHERE OUR WORK TAKES PLACE

As an international animal welfare and conservation charity, we are involved in projects all over the world.

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