Education

Kenyan School Children’s First Encounter with Wildlife

»Posted on Jan 12, 2012 in Blog, Education | 0 comments

Kenyan School Children’s First Encounter with Wildlife

Schools are back and already a number of lucky students started off the year with a visit to our animal orphanage. The majority of Kenyan kids have no opportunity to see the wealth of wildlife their country has to offer. They may live in cities or remote rural areas. Most of them would normally have no access to the game rich areas. There are of course no Zoos and a trip to the game park is out of reach for most families. Many years ago, Bill Holden and the Hunts started inviting area schools to visit the animal orphanage at their Mount Kenya Game Ranch. The children had a wonderful time. From there grew our educational programs. Later we founded the William Holden Wildlife Foundation in order to carry on the educational programs in earnest and in the memory of...

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Article in Destination magazine

»Posted on Mar 21, 2011 in Blog, Education, Game Ranch | 0 comments

Article in Destination magazine

Here is an article published in the March, 2011, edition of East Africa’s Destination magazine, written by Juliet Barnes. “In the vast savannahs of Africa there is a dimension of time and space that is an echo of our own beginnings and which reminds us that we were not born initially to live in the concrete jungle” -William Holden Snakes Suffer Too. Poor old puff adders – nobody likes them. I felt a shard of pity when I heard that they’re supposed to live in hot, dry areas, but nowadays they’re being found on the forested slopes of Mount Kenya. Like us, snakes are victims of climate change. I looked at the stuffed puff adders, amongst many other specimens at The William Holden Wildlife Foundation Education Centre: The African...

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