Rhino Update

Eric was released into the larger Rhino Intensive Protection Zone nearly three months ago and he has been making great progress in his naturalization to the surrounding environment. We are now weeks away from cutting back on supplementary feeding in preparation for his and Laikipia’s

In Memory of Popo

This past week has been one of mixed emotions.  On a positive note, we received phenomenal news of the approval of CITES permits, allowing us to continue to with our far-sighted black rhino re-establishment project.  This confirms that there will be some exciting times ahead,

“When you empower a woman, you empower the world”

This past weekend the Grumeti Fund's Community Outreach Program  hosted two girls empowerment sessions.  Over 1,100 girls attended to learn about health (reproductive, STI's, menstruation), the importance of continuing education, how to be supportive of one another and career development.  At the session were several

Grumeti Fund Canine Unit Update

My name is Chris Aycock and I am the president of the American Society of Canine Trainers International.  We are an organization, which develops, reviews, and certifies canine programs across the globe.  While most of our certified programs do not specifically rely on myself for

Reflecting on the Serengeti Girls Run

It’s been exactly three months since we completed the Serengeti Girls Run.   The run itself was an incredible accomplishment – nine women from around the world ran 90kms over three days.  The wildlife that the women experienced was second to none – thousands of wildebeest,

Elephant Updates

Over the last several months across Africa there has been an increase in information and action with regard to ivory poaching.  Thanks to the Great Elephant Census, a program that counted elephants in 18 countries over two years, we have a much deeper understanding of

Paul G. Allen – A Conservation Visionary

Influenced by a myriad people, policies and organizations, wildlife conservation is complex and multi-faceted.  From the well-trained boots on the ground to the demand reduction initiatives in distant foreign markets, wildlife contraband continues to be a major global market – albeit an illegal one. Consequently,

Big Mammal Sightings Record Broken

Excerpts from a 24 hour adventure by Charles Foley, with Lara Foley and Brenden Simonson In September of this year we approached the management at Grumeti with an unusual request: would they be interested in supporting an attempt to break the Big Mammal Day world record in

Eric Settles In As We Celebrate World Rhino Day

Eleven days after his epic journey across the world, Eric is doing extremely well.  Relaxed and more and more at ease in his new surroundings, Eric is transitioning really well from his zoo based diet to indigenous browse and even learning how to eat thorns

Grumeti Fund Brings San Diego Zoo Rhino to the Western Serengeti

In an effort to save a critically endangered species from extinction, the Grumeti Fund has successfully completed the first phase of a far-sighted Black Rhino Expansion Project with an eight-year old eastern black rhino male safely translocated from San Diego Zoo to the Serengeti. Grumeti Fund

Grass Roots Education

I just finished an amazing stay in the Serengeti of Tanzania. I’ve been here for 6 weeks, involved in 2 different projects that are community outreach programs of the Grumeti Fund. Grumeti combines conservation, sustainable tourism, and community outreach. I worked on two projects: Language Immersion