WALK FOR LIONS IN KENYA!

During the walk, the team was alerted to the presence of five elephants grazing near the road. So she carefully crafted an alternate path, so as not to disturb them – a perfect example of how humans and wildlife can co-exist.

After climbing the 20,000 steps, everyone was treated to refreshments and entertainment, including poetry from some school children about the challenges lions face. The Born Free Kenya team then addressed the audience, alongside the Kenya Wildlife Service and representatives of other partner organizations, to highlight the roles we all play in supporting conservation in Meru.

Ivy Malemba, Fundraising and Communications Manager at Born Free Kenya, said: “We were all thrilled with ‘Walking on the Wild Side’ in Meru National Park, special for Born Free as this is where ‘Elsa the lioness was released back into the wild and inspired our passion for wildlife conservation. Of the 20,000 lions left in the wild, there are 72 in Meru whom we fiercely protect through our conservation activities. Together we hope to raise awareness of the plight of lions and the importance of human wildlife-existence and I hope you will join us too in walking on the wild side for Born Free.

On this World Lion Day, more than 100 of our supporters are also taking the 20,000 step challenge!

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Charles P. Patton