‘Elatia’ means ‘Neighbor’ in Maa. By joining Elatia you become part of our Amboseli ‘neighborhood’ and receive exclusive updates on your chosen elephant family
Our team is in the field every day, sharing and recording the lives of Amboseli’s elephants. This gives us a very special window into wild elephant existence. We are addicted to elephant gossip – little daily dramas that we swap at the camp dinner table. Join the Elatia Project and follow a family for a year.
LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR FAMILIES
the AA family
Tragedy strikes as the family lose their matriarch Astrid
30 Elephants led by Althea and Anghared
the EB family
Enid leads her family to safety
55 elephants led by matriarch Enid
the FB family
The family endures a drought
27 elephants led by Fanny
the GB family
The GBs visit our camp regularly
49 elephants led by Golda and Gail
the PC family
Petula reutrns to Amboseli
22 elephants led by Placida and Petula
the OA family
Okanja gives birth just as the drought is over
45 elephants led by Olympia
TO JOIN 1 FAMILY
Join up to 6 families every year
Joining Elatia costs a minimum donation of US$30 per year for each family. Your contribution helps fund ATE’s general expenses that keep our project going. These costs could be associated with vehicle maintenance, purchase of field equipment, research camp maintenance, our livestock consolation scheme, community well fixes and the many other costs that our work generates. Your contribution keeps us on the ground; the reality is – if our team cannot be out there with the elephants, we cannot protect them!
ALREADY AN ELATIA MEMBER?
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WHAT YOU GET
As an Elatia member, you will benefit from exclusive information about your family, including:
- An update about your elephant family every 2 months, including news of births, deaths, pregnancies, and social dramas (which happen quite often!)
- Photographs of your family
- Periodic short films about the family, so you get to see them in action!
- A family tree, showing every elephant we have known from the family since 1972
Elatia members get a user name and password, making this information exclusively available to those who support our work. Joining Elatia makes you a part of ATE’s conservation efforts and you become a member of our ‘neighbourhood’ of elephant lovers.! You can sign up yourself or give Elatia membership as a gift. Or both!
Please note that although we have specifically selected families that we see regularly, these are wild free-living elephants. They can and do travel a long way – which is exactly what we are fighting to protect. This does mean it is possible we can go through a few months of not seeing a family, so please bear with us if your news updates seem limited on a couple of occasions! Things change all the time for the elephants, which is why “elephant gossip” is so wonderful, and why we stay fascinated by them.