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New Cub Is A Remarkable Traveller

Say hello to our newest lion who was born early this year to Napirai.

“This little cub is a young traveller and survivor," said Jeneria, our Field Operations and Community Manager. “The cub moves more than any cub we have ever seen.” Our team tracked Napirai and her cub (pictured above) for over 15 km (9 mi) a few weeks ago – a long journey for a cub we estimate is three-months-old.

Mother and cub walked all night, through villages and livestock areas, and settled in thick bush in the early morning. Although mothers usually hide their cubs in bushes to go hunting, Napirai does not leave her cub alone. She is constantly on the move with the young one close in tow.

We will keep you updated as we continue to monitor the little travelling cub.

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ae620ae1-c348-47c8-8a76-e48ec1a1e9e6.jpgMama Simba Women Learn New Skills to Tackle Litter

In northern Kenya, discarded litter is a widespread threat to wildlife and the landscape, and our Mama Simba women’s group has led cleanup efforts with local communities. Taking this a step further, we sent our two Mama Simba coordinators to western Kenya where they received training from Zingira Nyanza Community Crafts. The women learnt how to repurpose trash and sustainable materials into handicrafts – a win-win for the environment and livelihoods. The women have returned to Samburu eager to employ their new skills for a cleaner Kenya.

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ab2688d9-ea6e-40c3-87cc-97aa91363b15.jpgLion Kids Camp Held in New Area to Educate Herders

This month we held a Lion Kids Camp in neighboring Laikipia County, a key area for Kenya’s lions. We partnered with Loisaba Conservancy to hold this Camp which educated local herding children on conservation. The 24 children were inspired through lessons, games, and even a safari on World Lion Day. Read on to see photos and the activities that will shape these future wildlife leaders.

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7c73ebb6-7d67-4a3a-b97d-76b9f6af525a.jpgTickets for San Francisco Wildlife Expo On Sale Now

It’s that time of year again when we travel to San Francisco for the annual Wildlife Expo hosted by the Wildlife Conservation Network. We will give a talk and be present throughout the day at our table where we will have Kenyan crafts for sale. Tickets go fast, so don’t miss out!

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efa12cee-dd35-48d5-98ba-eed1979034f1.jpgMake a Donation to Mark World Lion Day

This month marked World Lion Day, and it’s not too late to do something to honour lions. Make a donation today and 100% of your donation will go to our conservation efforts. With your help we can ensure a future for Africa’s most iconic species.

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c5891efc-862b-4a0f-abd3-36206e534e13.jpgPhoto of the Month

August 26th was #NationalDogDay and so we gave Kura some extra love, even though it seems every day is Kura Day in our Camp. In August’s Photo of the Month, Kura sits with Jeneria, Nape, and Letoiye on our deck to take in the sunset.

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