Dame Daphne Sheldrick, acclaimed worldwide as the first person to have successfully hand-reared newborn elephants and who founded The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Kenya, is launching her autobiography on 1st March 2012.
Entitled An African Love Story: Love, Life and Elephants, her book of heart-warming memoirs shares stories of incredible relationships with a host of orphaned wildlife, including Bushy, a liquid-eyed antelope and Eleanor, the majestic elephant with whom Daphne has shared much of her life. She also tells of her husband David Sheldrick, the famous Tsavo Park warden, who shared her passion for wildlife.
Our own Charlie Bridger has been to The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Nairobi, Kenya, and had this to say: ‘The sanctuary is fabulous. We followed the handlers as they took the elephants down to the river to drink. Many of the elephants cared for by the Trust have been orphaned by poachers. It’s heart-warming to see how elephants of all ages are rescued and cared for. Some of them even play football with their handlers!’