Field report by Heather Gurd
On September 14th, we received a flurry of reports from our Lion Watch Guides that a young male lion had an injured leg and was unable to put any weight on it. Concerned, Jeneria and his field team left before dawn the next morning to locate and assess the situation. They found the injured lion and identified him as Lengwe, the 2-year-old son of Nanai from the Koitogor Pride.
Lengwe was unable to walk; being in such bad shape meant he might not be able to survive. Jeneria immediately contacted the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) veterinarian. Fortuitously, Dr. Mutinda was already in Samburu attending to an elephant issue. More good news for Lengwe was that his pride had made a kill. Lions obtain moisture ...
This month we held a very special edition of our Lion Kids Camp – a Reunion Camp. We brought together 122 Kenyan children who had all previously participated in a Lion Kids Camp since our first one in 2013. The children joined us from 11 schools, spread across three counties (Samburu, Isiolo and Nyeri).
Everyone was so excited to see each other and reunite for four days of conservation education, games, career advice, and much more. The camp not only served to reinforce important conservation messages but also allowed the kids, who come from diverse cultural backgrounds and a wide range of ages, to interact and share their stories. For the children from Honi and Laburra Primary Schools, located in Nyeri County close to Mt Kenya, th...
Over the past couple of weeks lions have been in the international spotlight. Lions are facing threats like never before. There are fewer than 35,000 lions left in the wild. The greatest threats facing them: loss of habitat and prey, and conflict with local people. In northern Kenya where Ewaso Lions works, we face this grave reality every day. Just two weeks ago, we lost two cubs from the Ngare Mara Pride.
Monday, August 10th, marks World Lion Day and is a great opportunity for you to join our efforts to ensure a future for Kenya’s lions. Here are three ways you can help:
1. Support Our Work
For World Lion Day, please consider making a donation to Ewaso Lions. We work closely with local communities to change negative percept...
Over the past week we have watched as the world erupted over the killing of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe. His death enraged people from around the globe and has sparked important discussion. Here at Ewaso Lions, we are doing everything we can to conserve lions. The greatest threats to lions are conflict with humans over livestock depredation, and loss of habitat and wild prey. To address this, we take a scientific approach to community-based conservation. Working hand-in-hand with local people and conducting sound research is how we are ensuring a future for Africa’s most iconic species.
We urge you to channel your energy towards change. Join us in our lion conservation efforts – as you may know, two cubs died recently in Buffalo Sprin...
It saddens us to announce that two lion cubs died early Thursday morning in Buffalo Springs National Reserve in northern Kenya. Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) vets have taken the bodies of the one and a half year-old cubs to Nairobi for testing to confirm the cause of death.
It is thought that the lions, belonging to the Ngare Mara Pride, may have been poisoned.
The Ewaso Lions team, together with KWS and Buffalo Springs National Reserve authorities, were present at the scene during the day. Jeneria was later able to locate the rest of the pride close by and we are relieved to report that the other three cubs and their mothers are fine.
Update 29 July: As of the 29th, the remaining cubs and their mothers are well. The cubs ...