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Love, Life, and Elephants - An African Love Story

Daphne Sheldrick

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Genres:

Nature

Description:

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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Virginia McKenna

Length:

14h 35m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

11:08


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

44:55


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

54:31


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

53:39


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

42:51


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

54:35


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

50:06


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

46:21


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

53:17


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

58:04


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

56:01


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

45:48


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

50:17


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

54:50


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

58:22


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

01:28:33


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

38:30


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:18


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:43


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

00:13