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We speak exclusively to Virginia McKenna OBE, as she talks animal rescue with the Born Free Foundation and tells more about her incredible career.

During this exclusive video, Virginia McKenna OBE provides an update on the latest two lions rescued by the Born Free Foundation, the role of Shamwari's Big Cat Sanctuary in South Africa, her life and career - beyond starring in the Academy Award-winning film, Born Free - and her enduring passion for wildlife.
A leading British actress during the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, Virginia McKenna is an accomplished author, committed wildlife conservationist and founding family member of the Born Free Foundation. Now a formidable force in global wildlife rescue, species conservation and founder of big cat sanctuaries in India, Ethiopia and South Africa, Virginia is a much-admired, inspirational wildlife campaigner boasting a huge heart and steadfast determination.

Laura Jones

Digital Content Executive

From my home in picturesque North Wales, my travels have taken me from the idyllic Greek Islands to the bright lights of New York - always with a very full suitcase, of course!


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