The Giraffe Boys!

Last year we brought you the mysterious story of a young sub-adult male lion who was killed by a giraffe during a hunting mission that went drastically wrong. Read more here…. The three brothers that witnessed the event were rendered helpless as they watched their stricken companion die under the weight of the fallen giraffe.…

The Rise of Loolaimutiak

Written by Philip J. Briggs “Will he ever grow a proper mane?” “His body is hardly bigger than a female”. “He’s just plain ugly”. “Zero personality, no character”. Numerous discriminatory remarks have been uttered about Loolaimutiak over the recent years by the Guardians whilst observing him in the field; we are all clearly very opinionated…

Merin aka Mieterenanka and his TZ trip

There are so many things that excited me about our trip to Tanzania. From seeing a rhino for the first time to learning about how the crater was formed, I was enthralled during my entire stay in the Ngorongoro conservation area.  I also noticed that there are a lot of parks in Tanzania just like…

Introducing Merishi – Our Office Manager

Prior to joining Lion Guardians, Merishi worked with Shining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO), Research Triangle Institute (RTI International) and AMREF Health Africa. He also worked with the Kenya National Examination Council on short contract basis. He has a professional background in both Psychology and sociology. While he has been with us for over two years,…

Celebrating Selenkay – World Lion Day 2017

At Lion Guardians, every day is “World Lion Day”….but today when all the world honors these wonderful and majestic creatures, we would like to share with you moments from the life of one very special lion, a warrior in her own right – Selenkay! This year, as Lion Guardians celebrates a decade of conservation –…

Knowledge Sharing: Mara communities visit Lion Guardians

From Sunday June 18th to Wednesday June 21st, a group of eighteen people from the Mara were part of a community training visit conducted in Lion Guardians areas of operation and on the model of community conservation that we pioneered. The group was composed of opinion leaders and representatives of various conservation organizations based in…

The Elephant’s Placenta and The Lucky Brothers

Written by John Merishi – Lion Guardians Office Manager We Maasai believe that the elephant is possibly one of the cleverest animals in existence. We have witnessed through the ages that a female elephant buries her placenta deep into the earth post giving birth. Thus, it is very rare to see an elephant’s placenta.  As…