David Letitiya is from Ngurunit in northern Kenya. He began work as a research assistant with Save the Elephants in October of 2014. He is part of the long-term monitoring team, and can therefore differentiate approximately 500 elephants on sight. In addition to collecting daily demographic data in the field, David assists with dung collection for the orphan project, helps with collaring operations, and enters all collected data into the long-term database for future analyses. He is also the all-purpose guy in camp, always ready to jump up and do anything that is needed; he can often be found transporting park rangers, helping in emergency situations, and supporting general camp operations.
David earned his diploma in wildlife management from the Kenya Wildlife Training Institute in Naivasha, Kenya in 2011. Save the Elephants is his first place of work, and he is appreciative and honored to be a part of the team