My new home in England

This is my first week since leaving Kenya. People are really taking good care of the new “Panthers” as they are known here in Tubney House in Oxford University’s Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU). The other students are from Nepal, Zimbabwe, South Africa Bolivia, Madagascar and Bhutan. The weather is not that good although the…

Goodbye Antony!

Last week was a sad occasion for Antony and the Lion Guardians, as he held his leaving party in Mbirikani. But it was also a very happy day, as the whole community is so glad that Antony is going to Oxford to learn more about wildlife so that he will be able to further help…

Watch 60 minutes this Sunday!

We are very excited that the CBS program 60 minutes featuring the Lion Guardians will be shown on TV in the US this Sunday March 29th at 7pm Eastern Time. It will also be available to watch on the internet at http://www.cbsnews.com/sections/60minutes/main3415.shtml soon after. The program is all about wildlife poisoning, and Bob Simon and his…

Listen to the Lion Guardians program on NPR Day to Day

Yesterday we gave you the link to listen to the first of two programs about Living with Lions and lion conservation in Kenya, on Alex Chadwick’s Day to Day program on NPR. Here is the link to the second of the programs which is all about us – the Lion Guardians and our lion conservation…

New Living with Lions website!

We are very pleased to announce that Living with Lions, our umbrella organisation has a new look website, full of information about the project and the Lion Guardians. The address is http://www.livingwithlions.org. Take a look and read about all the Living with Lions projects in Kenya, the Living with Lions team and how we monitor…

Lion hunt attempt by Maasai warriors

We had some worrying news last night. Four lions on the neighbouring ranch to ours – Kuku, where we have some study animals with collars had killed four cows. The local community was furious, and had gathered a large group of warriors together to go out and hunt for these lions. They had all got…

Child attacked by lion

A child has been attacked and injured by a lion near Amboseli National Park. The young child was herding goats when he wandered close to a female lioness hiding in long grass with her young cubs. When he came too close she jumped out of the grass and attacked him. It seems she was trying…

Lion Guardians on the BBC on Sunday

We are very excited that the BBC piece on the Lion Guardians that they came to film in September will be shown in the UK on BBC2 on Sunday 1st Feb at 21:00. The programme we feature in is called Explore: the Rift Valley and is presented by Simon Reeve. I am told we feature…

Leopard speared?

Yesterday we received a call saying that a leopard had been killed in Kimana, a neighbouring ranch to ours. We rushed to go and see what had happened. When we arrived we found that it was in fact a cheetah (the two are often confused). It had been speared and its paws removed. Our first…