UK nursery pupils raise £400 to adopt Kenyan lion pride

Dada Enesikira pride
Dada from the Enesikiria pride in the Naboisho conservancy on the edge of the Masai Mara Game Reserve. Photo: WWF

Pre-school pupils from St Swithin Nursery in Aberdeen have raised £400 to adopt the Enesikiria lion pride from Kenya’s Naboisho Conservancy and an Indian elephant.

The children raised the money for the World Wildlife Fund by selling handmade greetings cards of the animals.

“The children showed a strong interest in the story about Cecil the lion, so we decided to raise money to help the WWF. I’m so pleased with the generosity the parents have shown and the children are really happy and proud with the result.”

– Teacher, Anna Hall

In addition to the lions, the children also used the funds raised to adopt 40 year old elephant, Kiruba, who lives with her son in Corbett National Park in Northern India.

“The children had enjoyed exploring a wildlife theme and were fascinated by elephants, particularly their long trunks and big ears.” – Teacher, Kim Scanlan

If you would like to help support the work of the World Wildlife Federation by adopting the Enesikiria Pride, you can do so by visiting their website.