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...
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.
Upcoming events for Ewaso Lions:
CHICAGO - May 9th
Join the Chicago Zoological Society, Wildlife Conservation Network and Forest Preserves of Cook County for a premier international wildlife conservation event. Meet researchers from the field, learn about their work and connect with local and international conservation organizations.
Shivani will speak along with four other leaders in the conservation field. In the Pavilions, there will also be several local and national organizations exhibiting their work in the conservation field. Pavilion exhibits are free and open to zoo guests all day!
Brookfield Zoo Discovery Center; Pavilions (Chicago)
Saturday, May 9, 2015, 10 am - 4 pm
Close to 400 people turned up for the official opening ceremony of the new Ewaso Lions Conservation Centre on Saturday. Community members, partners, donors, and friends all gathered to mark this huge milestone for Ewaso Lions, and we are both thankful and humbled for such a turn out.
After having spent half the night erecting marquees, the team was up before dawn to ensure everything was ready. Soon, amidst a backdrop of celebratory song, lorry loads of community members began to arrive from all corners of Westgate Conservancy.
Arguably the most impressive entrance, however, came from our own Mama Simba ladies. Travelling by foot from their manyatta, the women could be heard long before they could be seen and, when they did arrive, ca...
We have just concluded our 4th Lion Kids Camp which brought together 27 Kenyan children for five days of conservation education and fun.
For many children in rural parts of Kenya, an encounter with wildlife is mainly negative: they see elephants
chasing people, the remains of a camel after a
lion attack, or a leopard running off with their
goats. The Lion Kids Camp lets children experience a positive connection with wildlife. The Camp’s educational sessions, game drives, and exercises are designed to inspire children to be the next generation of park wardens, safari guides, and wildlife biologists.
For this month’s Lion Kids Camp, children from four Community Conservancies traveled to Westgate Conservancy. We were partic...