Stories

Bull’s journey confirms elephants returning to the north

A massive, adult collared elephant bull named Puran has amazed our researchers by blazing a trail across a vast desert landscape in remote northern Kenya, showing once again how elephants are expanding their range northwards into areas from which...

Tuskless and beautiful! 

Have you  heard the famous quote by Thomas Schmidt, “No one in the world needs an elephant tusk but an elephant?”   Here’s why! Elephant tusks are enormous front teeth that keep growing throughout an elephant’s life. Apart from lifting...

Education as a tool to inspire

Former STE intern, Meha Kumar, joined our education team during their conservation education lessons across schools in northern Kenya. Here she shares her experiences. There’s an African proverb that goes “If you educate a man, you educate an...

Gone but not forgotten – a tribute to Wide Satao

Image: Great tusker, Wide Satao (centre), with other bulls in Tsavo East National Park © Christine Mwende / Tsavo Trust Last December, Kenya lost an iconic great tusker called Wide Satao. Wide Satao died of natural causes that were most likely...

Rare elephant twins found alive and well in northern Kenya!

Samburu, Kenya. A pair of rare newborn elephant twins have survived a drought and beaten the odds thanks to the excellent skills of their mother, a wild African female elephant called Bora. The miracle twins were first discovered in Samburu...

Elephant-themed gifts for you

This holiday season, give a gift that helps save elephants. Each year, Save the Elephants celebrates our mission-aligned corporate partners by sharing a specially curated conscious gift guide. As you head into the holiday gifting season,...

How cutting-edge AI is helping to protect wildlife

At Save the Elephants’ (STE) research camp in northern Kenya, scientists are gaining insight into the lives of wild elephants by tracking them day and night using novel real-time technology. STE WildTracks (formerly known as  the STE Tracking...

Your support allows communities to live in harmony with elephants

MEET JACINTER, a strong, hard-working, single mother-of-three, farmer and inspiration to her community. She lives in a village bordering Tsavo East National Park, where a cluster of subsistence farms have long been threatened by crop-raiding...

Meet Habiba – Girl on a mission

This once-shy twenty-year-old elephant scholar has just accomplished a series of remarkable firsts - the first in her family to complete high school, the first to go to university and the first girl from her community to study the fast-evolving...

The grim reality of human-elephant conflict in northern Kenya

With elephant poaching reducing across much of Africa, elephant populations are starting to recover and expand their range. Sadly, this often means they come into conflict with humans. In northern Kenya, a series of recent elephant deaths has...