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Remembering Cecil
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Remembering Cecil

It is five years since Cecil, a radio-collared 12-year-old male lion  was shot with a crossbow by an American trophy hunter in the Gwaii Conservancy. This is an unfenced area bordering the Hwange National Park where Cecil occasionally liked to roam. There was no hunting quota for lion in the conservancy. A summary of what...

Update: Bear Rescues
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Update: Bear Rescues

Last year during an exhibition we met some of the team from Animals Asia. We knew at once that we wanted to support their work. Founded by Jill Robinson in 1998, Animals Asia is devoted to ending bear bile farming and improving the welfare of animals across Asia. They promote compassion and respect for all...

Rafiki’s Story
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Rafiki’s Story

We were all shocked to read the headline that a silverback mountain gorilla, Rafiki,  had been killed by hunters in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest earlier this month. Rafiki was 25 years old at the time of his death. He was the much-loved silverback of the Nkuringo gorilla group which was one of the first to be...