Our African Elephants Will Never Forget Your Kindness: Elephant Conservationist Dame Daphne Sheldrick Has Died, Age 83
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Our African Elephants Will Never Forget Your Kindness: Elephant Conservationist Dame Daphne Sheldrick Has Died, Age 83

Even as Dame Daphne Sheldrick so bravely fought against the breast cancer that would take her life on 12 April 2018 at age 83, she was always thinking of her elephants and how she could make it better for them. In a 14 October 2017 facebook message she spoke of the newest addition to the … Continue reading »

Love, Life, and Elephants : An African Love Story by Dame Daphne Sheldrick: Book Review Essay Part 5 : Meet the Elephants!
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Love, Life, and Elephants : An African Love Story by Dame Daphne Sheldrick: Book Review Essay Part 5 : Meet the Elephants!

Let us not forget: JUMA & BIBI baby bull Juma & Bibi (p. 263-264) who both died tragically; Let us not forget: OLMEG (p.266) who was the first and most likely the only baby elephant to share Jill’s bedroom. And despite the work it had taken to fluff up the floor with a “bed of … Continue reading »

Love, Life, and Elephants : An African Love Story by Dame Daphne Sheldrick: Book Review Essay Part 4 : Meet the Elephants!
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Love, Life, and Elephants : An African Love Story by Dame Daphne Sheldrick: Book Review Essay Part 4 : Meet the Elephants!

AISHA Perhaps the most famous little elephant that stole Dame Daphne Sheldrick’s heart was this tiny calf. “She was the smallest elephant I had ever seen – still covered in the soft fuzz of elephant infancy, her tiny trunk tinged with pink, toenails of pale yellow – soft and brand new.” (p.229) Prophetically, the chapter … Continue reading »

Love, Life, and Elephants : An African Love Story by Dame Daphne Sheldrick: Book Review Essay Part 2 : What an Enchanting Life!
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Love, Life, and Elephants : An African Love Story by Dame Daphne Sheldrick: Book Review Essay Part 2 : What an Enchanting Life!

What an Enchanting Life Among Our Elephants  cont’d And yet during their life together (David and Daphne) their selfless journey did not go unnoticed. For their life’s work both David Sheldrick and Daphne Sheldrick were honored by the British government with David being “awarded the MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours of 13 June 1959” … Continue reading »

AMBO : Elephant of the Week at The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust : Too Cute
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AMBO : Elephant of the Week at The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust : Too Cute

Name: AMBO Date of Birth: January 2016 Age on Arrival: 4 months Gender: Male Reason For Being Orphaned: Stuck in Mud Where: The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Nursery   Nairobi Kenya Africa Too Cute For Photos, see AMBO’s Orphan Profile & video at: The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust   It may have been just another rescue … Continue reading »

ROROGOI : Elephant of the Week at The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust : Growing Up Ele : Part 2
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ROROGOI : Elephant of the Week at The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust : Growing Up Ele : Part 2

Growing Up Ele : Update on Rorogoi  As with every orphaned elephant rescued by The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust there comes a time, or graduation day, when a new stage is reached by an elephant that brings her ( or him) closer to her (or his ) eventual release back into the wild. From that … Continue reading »

Kauro : Elephant of the Week at The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust : Too Cute
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Kauro : Elephant of the Week at The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust : Too Cute

Name: Kauro Date of Birth: Thursday 2 January 2014 Gender: Male Where: The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Nursery   Nairobi Kenya Africa Too Cute For Photos, and a video, see Kauro at: The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Orphan’s Project   If anything, since becoming an orphan on the day his mother was taken from him by poachers, … Continue reading »

Left to Die in a Poacher’s Snare, Baby Elephant is Rescued After Horrendous Suffering
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Left to Die in a Poacher’s Snare, Baby Elephant is Rescued After Horrendous Suffering

Attacked and left for dead, after poachers found his tusks virtually non-existent, little Simotua was sighted by rescuers from The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust hanging to life from injuries to both his head and encircling his right front leg. (He was also found to be malnourished and dehydrated from his inability to walk any great … Continue reading »

Kamok : Elephant of the Week at The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust : Too Cute
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Kamok : Elephant of the Week at The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust : Too Cute

Name: Kamok Date of Birth: 7 September 2013 Gender: Female Where:  The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Nursery   Nairobi Kenya Africa Kamok: Too Cute For Photos see them at: The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Found alone and wavering, she was rescued at one day old on 8 September 2013, a Sunday. The DSWT rescuers discovered that the … Continue reading »