Two Lions Dead in Buffalo Springs

Jul 24, 2015 | Categories: Lions, Reserves | 2 Comments

One of the dead lion cubs.

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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 ...

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Ewaso Lions Donates New Desks to Local School

Jun 25, 2015 | Categories: Education | Leave A Comment »

Ewaso Lions donated 60 new desks to Lorubae Primary School, which is located near Samburu National Reserve in Kenya.

Ewaso Lions has donated 60 brand new desks to a local primary school as part of an innovative conservation agreement. Thanks to a generous gift by one of our donors, we were able to provide the much needed desks to Lorubae Primary School in northern Kenya. The school now has 30 desks for Standard 8 students with a lockable compartment for book storage, and 30 bench style desks for Standard 7 students that seat two children each.

Under our Education Program, we support local Kenyan schools that cannot always provide resources to meet their students’ needs. Given the strong ties between youth education and wildlife conservation, we support schools as a way of building capacity for Kenya’s future wildlife leaders.

Lorubae Primary...

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Sixth Annual ‘Running for Lions’ Race in Samburu

Jun 9, 2015 | Categories: Community, Westgate Conservancy | 1 Comment

Runners pass Checkpoint 2 in the Running For Lions half marathon in northern Kenya.

On May 30th, dozens of community members participated in the 6th annual Running for Lions race in northern Kenya. More than 40 runners turned up for the big day and included Samburu elders, warriors, women, and children.

We are very excited to announce that Ewaso Lions staff members took several top positions: Moses, our Head of Security, took 1st place in the Half Marathon Elders Run. Letupukwa, our Cook, came in 2nd (1 hr 29 mins). Yesalai, our Field Officer, came in at 3rd place (1 hr 30 mins) in the Youth Run. Well done to all the runners!

At the end of the run, there were speeches by the organisers and partners who spoke about the importance of conservation with a special focus on protecting lions.

Five years ago, Ewas...

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Video: Lion Kills a Young Leopard

May 28, 2015 | Categories: Lions, Westgate Conservancy | Leave A Comment »

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Warning: This video contains images that may be considered graphic to some people. We are sharing this because it depicts an uncommon behavior; a natural event that is interesting from an ecological and scientific perspective.

Jeneria was in the Westgate Conservancy's Conservation Area and recorded this incredible scene. A small leopard was killed by lions in the early morning. The lions chased the leopard up a tree. When the leopard came down, a lion swiped it. With one cuff, it was dead.

The lions played with the body before moving on. Lions are known to kill other carnivores, since they are competing for the same resources, like prey. We estimate the leopard to be about less than one year old.

Its mother had two cubs – an...

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Video: Baby Elephants Play in the Mud

May 16, 2015 | Categories: Reserves | 1 Comment

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This might be the cutest thing on the Internet. On Friday, whilst out in the field looking for lions, our team came across two young elephant calves making the most of the recent rains in Samburu (in northern Kenya). Here they are happily frolicking in a muddy waterhole with the rest of their family.

These two calves, which are about six months old, were with a group of eight or so elephants that had convened at this water hole. After months of extreme dryness, you can really see their joy as they take a mud bath.

We are still smiling after this very special sighting.

 

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