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Love, Life, and Elephants by Daphne Sheldrick
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Jul 12, 2012

really liked it
Read from July 12 to 20, 2012

Daphne Sheldrick spent her whole life in Africa, yet she still considers herself to be English. It's a mystery but she paints a vivid picture of her life in Kenya. Her husband was the administrator for a huge national park in Eastern Kenya. To their credit, they vehemently tried to protect the lives of wild animals under their care. The value of ivory and rhino horns in Asia attracted poachers which slaughtered animals mercilessly. Herds were reduced and in some cases entirely vanquished. After her husband died Daphne created a foundation to save and care for wild animal orphans. The stories are heartbreaking. After years of loving care, one must always say goodbye when an animal rightly rejoins its wild counterparts.
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