Who We Are


The Mt. Kenya Wildlife Conservancy seeks to prevent the extinction of endangered wildlife species by breeding the animals with a view to returning them to their natural habitat.
It was set up by internationally acclaimed movie star the Late William Holden, TV personality and conservationist, the Late Don and his wife Late Iris Hunt. At the heart of MKWC is the Mount Kenya Animal Orphanage; a facility that takes care of abandoned, injured or otherwise vulnerable animals with the aim of releasing them into their natural habitat whenever possible.
MKWC flagship program is the conservation of Mountain Bongo antelope which is indigenous to Kenya. Currently there are less than 100 individuals in the wild with pockets in Aberdare, Mau forest and Eburu forest.
The Mountain Bongo Antelope has been listed since 2008 by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as critically endangered.


To conserve wildlife species in Kenya with a keen focus on the endangered mountain bongo; by maintaining sustainable captive breeding herds for reintroduction into the wild, promoting species research and providing education opportunities on the value of wildlife for future generations.




To prevent extinction of endangered wildlife species.


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