Speared elephant dies

I have some sad news to report. The elephant that was speared died last night. We went to see her this morning, and discovered she was a lactating female. We do not know if she had already given birth, or was pregnant, but either one would explain her unusual behaviour, which caused her to be…

Elephant speared

Yesterday we heard the news that an elephant had been speared four times near the edge of our ranch. We also heard that the scouts that had found the elephant had lost it in the bush, and the pressure was on to find it again. A plane was sent to search for the injured elephant…

Where are you?

Have you had a look at the map on the right hand side at the bottom of the blog? If you click on the map you can see how many people are reading this blog from all over the world. It is amazing to see that people from so many different places are reading about…

Meet my Grandfather..

As part of my time off work, I spent a few days with my grandfather. I had a good time helping him take care of his livestock with one of my neighbors. My grandpa still herds his cows every day, and even when I was home he would not rest, but accompanied us to the…

Back on duty

I’ve been out of the office for a few days to see my family, catch up with my mother and see how the vegetables are growing in her garden. I had a lot of fun and also helped out the family with herding the cattle. We herd through a local swamp, which is very good…

Home, gardening, the origins of man

I have recently come back to camp after a few days at home, away from the office. It was great to be home – I really enjoyed spending some time with my mum and sisters and one of my brothers. Here is a photo of me with my mum and one of my young sisters.…

Tourism Minister visits Chyulus

Last week I heard that Kenya’s tourism minister Honorable Najib Balala would be visiting the Chyulus to re-open the lodge that is near to our camp. I had to go and see this man who is so famous in the coalition government. In the minister’s speech he promised to help strengthen the wildlife in the…

CBC News visit Lion Guardians

Over the last few days we have been enjoying a visit from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). CBC News’ Africa correspondent David McGuffin had heard about the good conservation work of the Lion Guardians and the help they are providing their community and came to film a short news piece on us. It is great…

My local main street

If you have been following this blog for a while, you will have probably seen quite a few photos of the landscape around the Chyulu Hills, on Mbirikani Group Ranch where our Lion Guardians program is based. It is a beautiful place to live and work, and when it is not too cloudy we can…