The river was deep and unpredictable, and infested with crocodiles

I live in Samburu, in northern Kenya, but I was raised even farther north, on the border of Ethiopia. Where I grew up, there were elephants living in the wild. I was fascinated by these creatures. They’re so social, complex and compassionate; their size breathtaking. I became obsessed with elephants, and decided to carve out a career working with them.

Now, working in the field for Save the Elephants in Kenya, I am mostly based in Samburu National Reserve – a 165km2 protected park – recording details of the population and leading collaring operations. We deploy GPS trackers around wild elephants’ necks, so we can monitor their movements.

Continue reading…The river was deep and unpredictable, and infested with crocodilesI live in Samburu, in northern Kenya, but I was raised even farther north, on the border of Ethiopia. Where I grew up, there were elephants living in the wild. I was fascinated by these creatures. They’re so social, complex and compassionate; their size breathtaking. I became obsessed with elephants, and decided to carve out a career working with them.Now, working in the field for Save the Elephants in Kenya, I am mostly based in Samburu National Reserve – a 165km2 protected park – recording details of the population and leading collaring operations. We deploy GPS trackers around wild elephants’ necks, so we can monitor their movements. Continue reading…