CONSERVATIONIST and TV presenter Saba Douglas-Hamilton is set to give a talk in Newport.

The elephant conservationist will share behind the scenes tales of life in Kenya with her young family and animal stories at the talk at Riverfront Arts Centre in Newport.

Saba was born in the Great Rift Valley in Kenya on the June 7 at 7pm on the seventh day of the week, and became the 7th grandchild in the family.

Her name means “seven” in Kiswahili and when she was six weeks old she met her first wild animal, an elephant called Virgo who was one of approximately 400 elephants that her zoologist father, Iain Douglas-Hamilton, was studying in Lake Manyara National Park, Tanzania. Saba’s first job was with Save the Rhino Trust in Namibia, working in the hinterland of the Skeleton Coast on a Crafts for Conservation project and in 1997 Saba she joined her father’s charity Save the Elephants (STE) as Chief Operations Officer to help build up a research centre.

It was here that she was spotted by the BBC and began her life as a TV presenter and producer of wildlife documentaries.

The talk will be held on Saturday, November 11, starting at 7.30pm.