Stories

Buffalos return to the Springs

On our regular mammal census route through southern Buffalo Springs we came across a group of mammals that we did not expect – Buffalos. This may surprise many readers, of course there out to be buffalos in Buffalo Springs. However, the iconic...

Shaba and her sister

In most animal species after the death of a parent it naturally becomes the responsibility of the older sibling(s) to take care and guard the younger ones. In elephants the bond between siblings and between calves and other members of the family is...

Before the Rains

The arrival of Brunaleski and Alpine’s new calves on the 4th of November mark, respectively, the 4th and 5th new-borns to greet our Samburu research team in just over a month. This wave of newcomers to Samburu’s elephant families began with the...

When the well is dry…

“When the well is dry, we will know the worth of water” - Benjamin Franklin It is October and a few of the migrant and sporadic elephant families are returning to the reserve. They time their seasonal migrations to coincide with the...

The Spices’ new bundle of joy!

When you are out on Long Term Monitoring (LTM) you expect to see a lot of interesting things from vultures feeding on a dead Grant’s gazelle, giraffes necking or male elephants fighting. However seeing a new life is one of the...

Trading to Save Elephants

On the 14th of October 2016, the Nairobi Securities Exchange held its second annual Charity Trading Day, with Save The Elephants as the lead charity organization to benefit! Renowned Kenyan media celebrities were present to make calls to...

Hope for the African Elephant in 2016: CITES CoP16

The Conference of the Parties for the Convention of International Trade in Endangered Species of wild fauna and flora (CITES CoP17) began in earnest in a colourful and highly participatory opening ceremony on Saturday 24th September. To the beat of...

Hope for the African Elephant in 2016: CITES CoP17

The Conference of the Parties for the Convention of International Trade in Endangered Species of wild fauna and flora (CITES CoP17) began in earnest in a colourful and highly participatory opening ceremony on Saturday 24th September. To the beat of...