Jay Simpson

How Much Food Does a Thai Elephant Eat in a Day?

Jay Simpson is a Digital Storyteller and National Geographic Young Explorer researching our relationship with wildlife and interventions in human-wildlife conflicts. This story comes from Thailand, during a trip exploring ecotourism and wildlife that was completed in collaboration with Rafa ...

The Illustrated Journey of Oregon’s Famous Wolf OR-7

In 2012, a male gray wolf left his pack, crossed Oregon, and, upon entering neighboring California, became the first known wild wolf in the state since 1924. He’s called “OR-7,” as he was the seventh wolf tagged with a GPS location-tracking ...

Video Time Lapse of 1,200 Miles in the Tracks of a Wolf

National Geographic Young Explorer Jay Simpson is part of the Wolf OR-7 Expedition, a 1,200-mile adventure in the tracks of a wolf. Using an estimated GPS track of the lone Wolf OR-7, the team mountain-biked and hiked across Oregon and ...

Wolf OR-7’s Journey in Photos From the Forest Floor

National Geographic Young Explorer Jay Simpson is part of the Wolf OR-7 Expedition, a 1,200-mile adventure in the tracks of a wolf. Using an estimated GPS track of the lone Wolf OR-7, the team will mountain-bike and hike across Oregon ...

Trekking in the Footsteps of a Lone Wolf for Coexistence

Please help fund us on this expedition by visiting the Wolf OR-7 Expedition Kickstarter campaign or website. We only have six days left to reach our fundraising goals. In late 2011, a lone wolf walked across Oregon and entered California, becoming ...

Awake, Inner Wild Self!

Jay’s walked over 400 miles in the mountains of South Africa, completing the first trek of the entire Rim of Africa Mountain Trail, to help educate South African youth on the Cape Floristic Region and conservation through the story of ...

Awake, Inner Wild Self!

Jay’s walked over 400 miles in the mountains of South Africa, completing the first trek of the entire Rim of Africa Mountain Trail, to help educate South African youth on the Cape Floristic Region and conservation through the story of ...

Awake, Inner Wild Self!

Jay’s walked over 400 miles in the mountains of South Africa, completing the first trek of the entire Rim of Africa Mountain Trail, to help educate South African youth on the Cape Floristic Region and conservation through the story of ...

Wolf Tracks Found on Mt. Hood, First Since 1947

National Geographic Young Explorer Jay Simpson is part of the Wolf OR-7 Expedition, a 1,200-mile adventure in the tracks of a lone wolf beginning May 2014. Using an estimated GPS track of the lone Wolf OR-7, they’ll have 42 days to ...

Wolf Tracks Found on Mt. Hood, First Since 1947

National Geographic Young Explorer Jay Simpson is part of the Wolf OR-7 Expedition, a 1,200-mile adventure in the tracks of a lone wolf beginning May 2014. Using an estimated GPS track of the lone Wolf OR-7, they’ll have 42 days to ...

Audio Story: To Walk Into the Storm

“You are privileged to walk this.” It’s amazing how such a simple statement ripped me apart. Give me rain, wind, and even hail — I’ll persist! But what happens when I can’t answer why I persist? With all ...

Audio Story: To Walk Into the Storm

“You are privileged to walk this.” It’s amazing how such a simple statement ripped me apart. Give me rain, wind, and even hail — I’ll persist! But what happens when I can’t answer why I persist? With all ...