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An adult cheetah lying on the grass looking relaxed.

Farewell Barega

We are extremely sad to share the news that our precious rescued male cheetah Barega, who lived at Ensessa Kotteh wildlife centre in Ethiopia, passed away last month.
Dame Virginia McKenna sitting in an armchair, looking towards the camera with her hands in her lap. Behind her is a framed photo of her and Girl, the lion who played Elsa in the film Born Free

Happy birthday Virginia!

Born Free’s Executive President, Will Travers OBE, pays tribute to his remarkable mother, our charity’s Co-Founder Dame Virginia McKenna, on her 93rd birthday.