STORIES FROM THE HERD


A Dave Matthews Film and A Chance to Win a Trip to Reteti

We were recently honored to host musician Dave Matthews at Reteti Elephant Sanctuary. We are thrilled to be able to share this breathtaking Ami Vitale film about his visit and the incredible impact Reteti and community-based conservation are having on northern Kenya. In addition to the film, Dave Matthews, in coordination with Conservation International, has launched an extraordinary sweepstakes. For a contribution of ...

To Save Elephants, It Takes a Village: Conservation International Interviews Reteti’s Katie Rowe

Through a partnership with Conservation International, Reteti focuses on rescue and return where possible, with the goal of reuniting calves with their mothers within 48 hours. This post is a cross post from Conservation International's blog. In it, Human Nature's Leah Duran spoke with Reteti co-founder Katie Rowe, recently nominated for the Pritzker Emerging Environmental ...

The Reteti Elephant Report: A Celebration of a Year

It is with great joy and profound gratitude that we share with you the inaugural issue of The Reteti Elephant Report. It features stories of the amazing elephants at Reteti, the incredible people who care for them and the major successes and conservation gains we have made this past year. This newspaper is a celebration ...

Loisaba Arrives and the Herd Welcomes Him

Reteti Elephant Sanctuary has welcomed another elephant into its fold. He is an eight-month old male calf. His name is Loisaba, in honor of the conservancy who brought him to us. This is how he came to live at Reteti: On morning of Thursday, 12 October, Loisaba Conservancy Conservation Officer Amos Chege received an urgent ...

Bawa – A Little Miracle

When little Bawa came to us, he was hovering between life and death. He was at most two-weeks-old. He had been stuck and submerged in the mud near Maralal for a long time. He was emaciated, dehydrated and scared. His eyes were burnt from staring up at the sun for 12 hours and his skin ...

Rescue and Reunite – A Success Story

The other day, we received a call from Sera Conservancy at about 9.30 in the morning that a three-week-old elephant calf had fallen into a very deep singing well. The RESCUE (Reteti Elephant Sanctuary Community United for Elephants) team safely got the calf out of the well. They then settled it into the shade, in ...

SHABA

On the 10th November 2016, at 15 months old she was collected by helicopter from Shaba National reserve where her mother had been shot dead, very accurately in the head by poachers. We assume it was a poacher as the evidence of the accurate killer shot to the head. That kind of shot takes precision ...

RESCUE OF SOSIAN

Late last night, word came in that a female elephant had been shot and wounded and that there were two young elephants with her who needed rescue. A lot of work is done to ensure that elephants that are rescued are actually orphans and not temporarily abandoned. In this situation the mother had to be ...

WHY ARE ELEPHANTS ORPHANED?

One of the reasons - The Singing wells For a great portion of Northern Kenya, the people and wildlife live side by side, sharing grasslands, forests, and water sources on community owned land. Kenya has two rainy seasons and two dry seasons, during the dry seasons the nomad pastoralists dig in to dried out river ...
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