Daphne Sheldrick





Daphne Sheldrick


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June 04, 1934

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Dame Daphne Sheldrick is a Kenyan author, conservationist, and expert in animal husbandry, particularly the raising and reintegrating of orphaned elephants into the wild. From 1955 to 1976, Sheldrick was co-warden of Kenya’s Tsavo National Park.

Sheldrick has been named as one of the 35 most significant conservationists ever. She has won the BBC’s Lifetime Achievement Award and has an Honorary Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery from Glasgow University. In 2002 the Kenyan government made her a Moran of the Burning Spear, and in 2006 she was made a Dame of the British Empire for her services to conservation work. She runs the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust with her daughter, Angela.

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Love, Life, and Elephants: ...

4.04 avg rating — 2,293 ratings — published 2011 — 27 editions
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The Orphans of Tsavo

4.25 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 1966 — 2 editions
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An Elephant Called Eleanor

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Animal Kingdom: The Story O...

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The Tsavo Story

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A sense of direction

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“Life is for the living, not the dead, who belong to the past and are at peace and beyond all further pain and suffering 'somewhere in the great somewhere”
Daphne Sheldrick, Love, Life, and Elephants: An African Love Story

“animals are indeed more ancient, more complex and in many ways more sophisticated than us. They are more perfect because they remain within Nature's fearful symmetry just as Nature intended. They should be respected and revered, but perhaps none more so than the elephant, the world's most emotionally human land mammal.”
Daphne Sheldrick

“O Lord of love and kindness, who created the beautiful earth and all the creatures walking and flying in it, so that they may proclaim your glory. I thank you to my dying day that you have placed me amongst them.’ – St Francis of Assisi”
Daphne Sheldrick, Love, Life, and Elephants: An African Love Story

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