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Sheldrick was born in Nairobi in 1934, and was brought up with animals, and was fascinated by them. Her family put her in charge of an orphaned baby bushbuck when she was four, and her life changed. She was to go on to care for many other animals, eventually meeting David Sheldrick, Tsavo's principle warden. He had superb knowledge about African wildlife, and he had the looks of a movie star, and she lost her heart to him. The two of them both got divorced from their then-spouses, married, had a daughter of their own, and worked incessantly for Tsavo's wild beauties.Read more ›
This book (334 pages and 60 plus photos)is about love and life.
David Sheldrick--11/22/1919 to 6/13/1977 a Kenyan farmer who became the Warden
of TSAVO NATIONAL PARK and his lovely wife Daphne 6/4/1934 who founded THE DAVID
SHELDRICK WILD LFE TRUST in David's name when he died of a heart attack in 1977.
It is a love story-David & Daphne- and a story about the many orphans that have
passed thru their hands over the years. The joy and the tears. It was the elephants
themselves who taught Daphne how to cope with adversity-to morn and grieve,but then
focus on giving to the living. Kenyan wild life has suffered so much at the hands of
humans. The animals forgive but never forget.
Daphne has set up-THE ORPHANS PROJECT,FOSTERING UNIT,DESNARING UNIT,THE VET
UNIT,COMMUNITY OUTREACH and THE ART STORE.
Her fist loves were BUSHY,RICKY TICKY TAVEY,GREGORY PECK,HUPPETY and ELEANOR the
majestic elephant. She and David lived with compassion and humor.
DAVID and DAPHNE lead a campaign to end poaching and for conservation.
Daphne made the only milk formual that keeps baby elephants alive. She is famous
for that alone. Many good rescue people have given babies regular milk and made
them sick/killed them.
+++Daphne dedicates this book to the wilderness and all that it embraces. Daphne says
what we are is GODS gift and what we become is our gift to GOD.+++ (Remember this daily
in your life !)
One of Daphnes daughters will take her spot upon her death.
You can adopt a baby..$50 a year and get updates of your elephants life. I urge you
to do this. I adopted a baby elephant named MAKENA born in 2005. She is still alive
THIS BOOK IS A MUST READ..... R E A L L Y !
bbp okc ok 63 retired
It's hard to criticize a book for what it does NOT say, but, having worked for over ten years with another Kenyan conservationist, Wangari Maathai, I have a very different perspective on the history of Kenya that Dame Daphne covers. (If you haven't read Maathai's memoir, Unbowed, I would recommend it.) What struck me most noticeably in Dame Daphne's story was the almost complete absence of black Kenyans. Nearly all of the main characters are white and of British stock. The Mau Mau rebellion is treated as an affront against white settlers. Daphne's daughter studies in South Africa, and some of her relatives retire there to live, but there is only one reference to Apartheid. We get no sense of the conservation movement in the context of Kenya as an independent country. We do not hear from black Kenyan political figures or the press or, indeed, from the poachers. We never learn the biographies of the black attendants who look after and even live with the animals.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a great read for anyone interested in Daphne Sheldrick or the history of her work with elephants. Especially enjoyable if you like anecdotes about various animals & pets. Read morePublished 1 day ago by coffee please
an incredible story of an incredible lady and the love, heartbreak and resilience that makes her a modern day Saint Francis.Published 10 days ago by vivien price
This book is Daphne Sheldrick's memoir of her life at Tsavo National Park in Kenya, Africa with her husband, David, a ranger and ultimately the director of the park. Read morePublished 21 days ago by Nature Rose
wonderful incredible. We will be adopting soon. dorothy Loved it as do all my friends that have read it.Published 1 month ago by Kindle Customer
This book was fantastic! Of course I already loved elephants, but this woman's story of her entire life was so fascinating and beautiful. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Audrey V.
Love this book and I love Dame Daphne Sheldrick. I have fostered an Wendi for several years now and I absolutely love DSWT. Her story is one of love and passion. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amy
Far too many stories about her life and her marriages. I wanted stories about the elephants! The elephant stories are only a fraction of this book. Not happy about that.Published 2 months ago by Holly H.
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