Love, Life, and Elephants: An African Love Story (Google eBook)
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.
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Chanel Purse Forum
I have been supporting the Sheldrick orphanage for years--I send money and adopt young elephants for my family members as Christmas presents. I read the autobiography with great anticipation and interest in the formation of the Sheldrick Foundation, but quickly learned that this subject was a small portion of the engaging memories and stories Dame Daphne has to tell. There are countless warn and satisfying vignettes of caring for helpless animals of all kinds over the many decades covered. This is a must read for any animal lovers, environmentalists, and the few of us who may think that one person, or two in this case, can't make a significant difference in the world. Ironically, the only part of the book that dragged somewhat was the final few chapters dealing with the most recent continuation of the great work done by the surviving Sheldricks. My Mom is now reading the book and really is enjoying it--she is a young 92. Highly recommended. Have tissues handy. Cheers, Dwight