Our love for preserving and protecting animals is a passion shared widely among our team. Our offices are always full of our dogs running about and employees stopping to do daily pets and give out treats. Our TUSK Outreach program began by following Save The Elephants work in Kenya and becoming so inspired by them that we had to start a program to assist funding their efforts.
We were so fortunate to visit the Elephant Watch Camp and Save the Elephant's research facility in the Samburu National Reserve in Kenya in 2015 and see first hand the compassionate work they do.
Founded in 1993 by Dr Iain Douglas-Hamilton, OBE, Save The Elephants works to protect Africa’s elephants from a range of threats including human-elephant conflict, ivory poaching and habitat loss. Combining world-leading scientific expertise, cutting-edge technology and a deeply-rooted community conservation ethic, the charity’s commitment and collaborative approach has earned them wide respect in the field across Africa, and in the corridors of power both in the White House and China.
In addition to working with them, we regularly fund The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee that provides care for previously captive elephants as well as The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Nairobi, Kenya where our adopted elephant, Godoma, resides. TDSWT houses orphaned elephants (and sometimes other orphaned African wildlife as well) and cares for them until they are old enough to be released back into their natural habitat.
We also donate regularly to animal shelters, other wildlife sanctuaries and Shy 38, a local farm sanctuary in Lawrence, KS.
Save The Elephants - Samburu, Kenya
STE's Research Center in Kenya.
Elephant Watch Camp - Samburu, Kenya
In our opinion, one of the most magical places on Earth. An eco luxury wildlife experience where you can book a stay in the Samburu National Reserve and learn, watch and experience wild elephants and other African wildlife in their natural habitat. Save The Elephants' research center is located nearby.
Save The Elephants
Our TUSK Outreach Director, Casey Hunt, meets with STE founder, Iain Douglas Hamilton, to learn about STE's local efforts in Kenya to protect the wild elephant population.
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Our adopted elephant, Godoma, when she first came to TDSWT. She was rescued from being trapped in a well and now resides in the Voi Reintegration Unit until she is ready to be released back into the wild.