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Love, Life, and Elephants: An African Love Story by [Sheldrick, Daphne]
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When Sheldrick (not yet a Dame Commander of the British Empire) fostered milk-dependent orphaned elephants in Tsavo National Park in Kenya in the 1960s, she faced almost certain heartbreak. Unlike the impala, mongoose, dik-diks, and other small mammals that she had raised, baby elephants do not tolerate cow’s milk. Undeterred by repeated failure, she tested new formulas until she successfully saved tiny, fuzz-covered Shmetty in 1974. Since then, she and her team of keepers outside Nairobi have raised more than 200 orphaned elephants, many of whom have returned to the wild. In this highly personal autobiography, she recounts a lifetime of fostering orphan mammals, reptiles, and birds while raising a family and helping her valiant husband develop Kenya’s national parks in an era of political turmoil and rampant poaching. Filled with eyewitness accounts of African conservation, astute wildlife observations, and a touching love story, Sheldrick’s book will delight nature-loving readers. --Rick Roche

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Africa has never been more vividly described...I read it straight through and it nearly broke my heart...her warnings about the decline of wildlife should be heeded the world over -- Joanna Lumley Wonderfully candid -- Charlotte Kemp * Daily Mail * Compulsively readable...the more you hear about elephants from her, the more you wonder why they don't rule the world -- Kathryn Hughes * Mail on Sunday * An enchanting memoir...Baby birds, antelopes, elephants, rhinos and a civet cat all pass through Sheldrick's life -- Helen Brown * Telegraph * Absorbing, moving...paints a vivid picture of an extraordinary life in the bush that will delight everyone * BBC Wildlife Magazine * Moving and magical...a fascinating story...touching, funny and written with warmth and compassion * Lancashire Evening Post *

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  • File Size: 5007 KB
  • Print Length: 353 pages
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux; 1 edition (May 8, 2012)
  • Publication Date: May 8, 2012
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0071VUQW8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #103,074 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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