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02/09/13

In a colourful, symbolic occasion that united conservation, industry, culture and politics, Lewa's youngest orphan calf acquired a name and a new family. The Rhino Cement Foundation, a charity funded by ARM Cement Ltd, adopted the baby rhino who they named 'Kilifi' in honour of Kilifi County, the location of their first... more

15/08/13

Javet, Right Notch, Bullet and Flynn – these are the names of four elephant bulls recently moved from Lewa to  Meru National Park to reduce fence breakages and crop destruction that had become rampant in the last few months. Using their famed intelligence, the pachyderms had devised various techniques to... more

14/08/13

One of the hidden threats to the survival of small populations of endangered species, particularly in remote areas like northern Kenya, is infectious disease. Relatively little is known about diseases affecting wild equids such as the Grevy’s zebra, for example.  In 2006 an anthrax outbreak killed over 100 Grevy’s... more

07/08/13

Recently, 11 teams from four Lewa sponsored schools took part in a tag rugby tournament in Lewa Downs Primary School, braving the scorching sun not only to compete but test their acquired skills in the sport.  For the past three years now, these students have been practising tag rugby, a non-contact game in which each... more

01/08/13

Zoos and Field Conservationists Call for Worldwide Action to Stop Illegal Killing of Wildlife More than 200 conservationists representing over 40 zoos as well as wildlife programs in 36 countries have called on governments around the world to immediately increase the resources needed to combat the alarming rise in the... more

24/07/13

Lewa's Mufasa, the only lion featured on the MiSavannah animal tracking application, was recently fitted with a new collar.  The formidable lion and other wildlife featured on the App have GSM enabled collars that send out signals which are then used to overlay the animals' activities on a Google Earth Interface.... more