Dame Daphne Sheldrick on Love, Life and Elephants
American Museum of Natural History
For more than four decades, Dame Daphne Sheldrick has devoted her life to rescuing orphaned animals in East Africa and preparing them for return to the wild on her elephant orphanage near Nairobi, Kenya. An extraordinary conservationist, Dame Daphne is the first person to successfully hand-rear newborn elephants, thanks in large part to the formula she perfected to mimic a mother elephant’s milk. Her work is featured in the Museum’s current IMAX feature, Born to Be Wild, playing now through June 30. On May 8, 2012, Dame Daphne spoke at the Museum and discussed her book Love, Life, and Elephants: An African Love Story.