Love, Life, and Elephants by
Publication Date: 2012-05-08
Daphne Sheldrick, whose family arrived in Africa from Scotland in the 1820s, is the first person ever to have successfully hand-reared newborn elephants. 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 human love story between Daphne and David Sheldrick, the famous Tsavo Park warden. It was their deep and passionate love, David's insight into all aspects of nature, and the tragedy of his early death that inspired Daphne's vast array of achievements.