Have we forgotten about dolphins?
With more than 3,000 whales, dolphins and porpoises in captivity worldwide today, we discuss why bottlenose dolphins, beluga whales and sea lions are treated so differently from their relatives.
Last lions of Meru?
Born Free works in Meru to safeguard the lions who call this national park home. They are Elsa’s legacy. Our vital work includes monitoring, tracking, surveying and protecting Meru’s lion population.
Grevy's zebra facts
Zebra stripes are unique, but Grevy’s zebra are even more so – their stripes are straight and thinner, making them different from the more common plains zebra. Here are three interesting facts about this endangered species.
Mfalme - leader of Meru's Mulika Pride
Mfalme lives in Meru National Park, in Kenya, and is the head of Mulika Pride, which has about 18 lions. He is very fatherly and loves having cubs around him, which is very unusual for a lion!
Fighting wildlife crime
Wildlife crime consultant Greta Iori is fighting to protect Ethiopia’s wildlife, one elephant at a time. She is responsible for championing an alliance protecting the most northerly population of elephants in the horn of Africa.
Sami the leopard
Sami was found abandoned in the Sudanese bush in 2001 when he was thought to be just four months old. We found him a new home at Born Free's big cat sanctuary at Shamwari Private Game Reserve.
In conversation with Ian Redmond
In the early 1980s, Ian Redmond OBE ventured to Rwanda as a research assistant with Dr Dian Fossey. A tropical biologist and wildlife conservationist in his own right, he has amassed a wealth of knowledge regarding the conservation of great apes and elephants in particular.
Long live the lion King
As a cub, King was kept illegally as a pet in France. He was beaten and kicked by his owner, who then posted images of the abuse on social media. King was in a dire situation, but look at him now - he's flourishing!
The elephant episode
In this episode of the Born Free Podcast, we hear from Penny Banham, Born Free’s Conservation Officer, about her year spent in Tanzania studying elephant movement and her own experiences with these giants in the field.
Adopt The Elephant Family
The Elephant Family has been monitored and protected since 1973, when the Amboseli Elephant Research Project – Africa’s longest running study of wild African elephants – first began.
Help the fortunate lion
‘Hilts’ is a lion born in a lion breeding facility in South Africa. He was taken from his mother when just a few days old, but he was rescued and is now in our care, where no one can hurt him again.
Adopt an animal. Save a life
Born Free’s animal adoptions make a real difference, helping to care for rescued individuals and protecting threatened species in the wild.
Behind the scenes of a lion rescue
Ever wondered what it takes to relocate four lion cubs from France to their ancestral home in South Africa? In our new episode of the Born Free Podcast, we take you behind the scenes of a lion rescue mission.
Lions of Lyon explore their new home!
This is what it's all about, the moment the Lions of Lyon are finally introduced to their new, spacious and natural enclosure.
Wildlife conservation in the field
Before joining Born Free as Head of Conservation, Dr Liz Greengrass has amassed a wealth of expertise in the field, and this episode gives an insight into the reality of fieldwork and how we can transform research into real, tangible benefits for wildlife.
An unconventional route to conservation
Will Travers OBE is Born Free’s President and Co-Founder. In this episode we chat about his unusual upbringing while his parents, Virginia McKenna OBE and Bill Travers MBE filmed Born Free in Kenya.