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Author Sheldrick, Daphne Jenkins, 1934-
Title Love, life, and elephants : an African love story / Daphne Sheldrick
Publisher New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012
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 Rodman Main Adult Biography  S544ds    AVAILABLE
Edition 1st American ed
Descript xviii, 334 p., [24] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps ; 24 cm
Note "Originally published in 2012 by Viking, an imprint of Penguin books, Great Britain, as An African Love Story: Love, Life and Elephants."--T.p.verso
Includes index
Summary "Daphne Sheldrick, whose family arrived in Africa from Scotland in the 1820s, is the first person ever to have successfully hand-reared newborn elephants. Her deep empathy and understanding, her years of observing Kenya’s rich variety of wildlife, and her pioneering work in perfecting the right husbandry and milk formula have saved countless elephants, rhinos, and other baby animals from certain death. In this heartwarming and poignant memoir, Daphne shares her amazing relationships with a host of orphans, including her first love, Bushy, a liquid-eyed antelope; Rickey-Tickey-Tavey, the little dwarf mongoose; Gregory Peck, the busy buffalo weaver bird; Huppety, the mischievous zebra; and the majestic elephant Eleanor, with whom Daphne has shared more than forty years of great friendship. But this is also a magical and heartbreaking human love story between Daphne and David Sheldrick, the famous Tsavo Park warden. It was their deep and passionate love, David’s extraordinary insight into all aspects of nature, and the tragedy of his early death that inspired Daphne’s vast array of achievements, most notably the founding of the world-renowned David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and the Orphans’ Nursery in Nairobi National Park, where Daphne continues to live and work to this day. Encompassing not only David and Daphne’s tireless campaign for an end to poaching and for conserving Kenya’s wildlife, but also their ability to engage with the human side of animals and their rearing of the orphans expressly so they can return to the wild, Love, Life, and Elephants is alive with compassion and humor, providing a rare insight into the life of one of the world’s most remarkable women."--Dust flap
Contents Settlers -- Childhood -- Growing up -- Married life -- Falling in love -- Decisions -- New beginnings -- Love and orphans -- Settled -- Conflict -- Discovery -- Expansion -- Turmoil -- Grief -- Growth -- Achievement -- Epilogue: David
Subject Sheldrick, Daphne Jenkins, 1934-
Women conservationists -- Kenya -- Tsavo National Park -- Biography
Wildlife conservationists -- Kenya -- Tsavo National Park -- Biography
Elephants -- Conservation -- Kenya -- Tsavo National Park
Add Title Love, life, & elephants
ISBN 9780374104573
0374104573

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