Heart-Warming Update From Our Lion Guardian

Lipap with Lion Guardian logo

Lipap Ole Sayioki, Lion Guardian.

We received another heart-warming  handwritten letter from Lipap Sayioki in Kenya, the Lion Guardian  The Tiniest Tiger community is able to sponsor  due to your support of Triple T Studios.  This is the second year we have been able to provide ongoing support to Lipap to care for his family and to help protect lions and other wildlife.  This letter came at a time when we all might need some positive news and a little hope that we can and do make a difference.


This sponsorship means so much to me after spending time in Kenya with the Maasaii and understanding that in order to save African Lions, we need to help the people that live among the lions.  Mitigating human wildlife conflict is  a priority to save African lions from persecution. Our goal is to increase our support to The Lion Guardian Project  and we couldn’t do it without you.

Young Lion

Young Lion stalking in the Masai Mara @FrankParker

A Letter from Your Lion Guardian

Lion Guardian Letter 2016

I hope this letter finds you well. I take this opportunity to thank you for your financial assistance. I am deeply touched by your act of generosity. I would like to let you know that your support has really motivated me to work hard through out the year. Your support has enabled me to uphold my commitment to dedicate my life to the protection of lions and other wild animals. I have also been able to help my community to search for thousands of lost livestock and prevent possible losses by advising herders on the presence of lions.

I used the salary that you help pay me to buy a bicycle and a phone. These two items are not only key to my personal life but also to my work. I use the bicycle to respond to emergency reports within my zone and I use the phone to relay information to our office.

I have also been able to buy two cows and five shoats*. Your support has also ensured that there is always food on the table.

Your help is sincerely appreciated by me and my family.

Kind regards,

Lipap Sayioki

*sheep and goats

Maasai herd by river

Maasai tending to their herd

Thank You For Your Support

Thank you for your support of Triple T Studios.  Without your support our community would not be able to support global conservation projects  caring for all cats big and small.

The Lion Guardians Project

Lion Guardians conservation model is adaptable to various cultures and wildlife species. Founded on local value systems, community participation and science, it is based on a decade of research and rigorous measures of success. The Lion Guardian method includes recruiting young, non-literate Maasai and other pastoralist warriors to learn the skills needed to effectively mitigate conflicts between people and wildlife, monitor lion populations, and help their own communities live with lions.  Lion Guardians transforms people who were once lion killers into lion protectors.

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  1. The Maasai are brave warriors and amazing people. Transitioning from killing lions to protecting lions makes them even braver and more amazing in my eyes. Thank you for helping Mr. Sayioki to be a part of this progressive and compassionate effort.

  2. da tabbies o trout towne says


    THANX for sharing your letter; HOW…. COOL…… IS…… THIS !!!!!! ???

  3. Kimberley Hamilton says

    This is awesome! I had no idea that you support causes like this! Honestly this is such an amazing act of generosity-and for the kitties 🙂 you can do no wrong!

  4. I’m so awestruck by so much regarding this letter: the gorgeous handwriting of the man you sponsor, his depth of sincere gratitude and the immense work he does to save wild lions and other wild animals. Thank you so very much, Joanne for ALL that you do from the heart to help others keep awareness of what’s out there beside we and our kitties; as well as the generous aid you give to this Lion Guardian. You’re a true blessing >^..^<