- Oct 8, 2019
A Community & Family – Reteti Elephant Sanctuary
These elephants don’t know anywhere else as home. All of them have a story. Orphaning of elephants happens for many reasons. Some are abandoned at birth because they are born premature. Others are severely sick or injured when they are very young, hence being abandoned. And there are those that are too weak to walk especially in the drought season and cannot keep up with the herd. Others fall into the hand dug wells and the herd doesn’t come back for them. And sadly, some of
- Apr 3, 2017
ANNOUNCEMENT: First Well of 2017 equals more water for elephants!
We are excited to announce that Elephant Cooperation initiatied its first borehole of 2017! This is our second attempt at drilling, and we are ecstatic to announce that we have successfully hit water! Because of YOUR support and our partners at Wildlife Works, this borehole is made possible. Now, more animals (including elephants) will have access to water during the drought! Why is this borehole important? In 2016, Kenya had poor rains leading to a major drought. It was so s
- Nov 30, 2016
3…2…1… Lift Off!
Elephants are on their way towards extinction. Over the last several decades, the population of African elephants has steeply declined from millions to roughly 350,000. In 1976, there were around 316,000 elephants in Tanzania alone. By 2014, roughly 43,000 were left. There continues to be a 30% decline year over year of elephants in Africa. Their slow breeding process is not enough to keep up with the horrific and unethical ivory trade industry. If we don’t do something about