Stories

Supporting Education Institutions in Northern Kenya

Education in Kenya is managed by the national government, which is responsible for providing all learning resources for the primary schools. However, due to the challenges of associated with inadequate provision of the required resources, students...

Field Trip to Meet the Elephant Orphans of Reteti

Save the Elephants’ education team recently organized a field trip to the Reteti Elephant Sanctuary in the remote Mathews’ Range in northern Kenya for grade 8 pupils from Ngutuk Engiron Primary School.  STE has had a lasting partnership with...

Creating Conservation Stewards For A Modern Kenya

Elephants need space.  Across Africa however these iconic creatures are being squeezed into smaller marginal areas as the continent’s human population rapidly expands.  In Kenya, Save the Elephants is working closely with communities, local and...

It “Musth” Be Love

The Long-term Monitoring Team here at Save the Elephants has been observing a lot of breeding behavior in Samburu over the past few weeks. Dozens of large males have come into what we call “musth,” a state in which a male...

Lost baby elephant wanders into STE’s camp

The team at Save the Elephants’ research centre in northern Kenya got the surprise of their life when a lost baby elephant walked into the middle of their camp recently. The team are used to monitoring and occasionally rescuing wild elephants...

SEARCHING FOR CAMERA-SHY TONY

Our Samburu team were given an unusual challenge recently when they went in search of a camera-shy collared bull elephant named Tony in Northern Kenya.  For the past two years, we’ve been trying to get new photos of Tony for our elephant ID...

Experiencing the Jumbo moment…

There is nothing quite like seeing wild elephants for the first time. No matter where you come from or what age you are, elephants can inspire people from all walks of life. For myself, I had never seen a wild elephant before this week and was eager...

Party time in Samburu

It’s that time of year in Samburu National Reserve!  With so many elephant families in the park thanks to the rains and abundance of vegetation, pickings are good for musth bulls looking for females in estrus. In this short film captured by our...

Nurturing Conservation Leaders in Northern Kenya

As Save The Elephants works towards building a tolerant relationship between man and elephants, our Elephant Scholarship Programme is furthering this mission by providing students with an opportunity to change their lives.Since its inception almost...