Love, Life, and Elephants: An African Love Story, Daphne Sheldrick
  • List: $32.99  |  Sale: $23.10
    Club: $16.49
    • Facebook Share
    • Twitter Share
    • Pinterest Share

Details

Love, Life, and Elephants: An African Love Story

Author: Daphne Sheldrick

Narrator: Virginia McKenna

Unabridged: 14 hr 34 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Macmillan Audio

Published: 05/08/2012

Genre: Nature - Wildlife

Synopsis

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.

Recommended

The Great Animal Orchestra Finding the Origins of Music in the World's Wild Places, Bernie Krause
The Great Animal Orchestra
by Bernie Krause

List: $14.98

Sale: $10.49

Club: $7.49

Narrator: Bernie Krause
Published: 03/19/2012

The Inner Life of Animals: Love, Grief, and Compassion -- Surprising Observations of a Hidden World, Peter Wohlleben
The Inner Life of Animals: Love, Grie...
by Peter Wohlleben

List: $15.99

Sale: $11.20

Club: $7.99

Narrator: Mike Grady
Published: 11/07/2017

Cradle to Cradle Remaking the Way We Make Things, William McDonough
Cradle to Cradle
by William McDonough

List: $15.99

Sale: $11.20

Club: $7.99

Narrator: Stephen Hoye
Published: 08/11/2008

The Perfect Storm A True Story of Men Against the Sea, Sebastian Junger
The Perfect Storm
by Sebastian Junger

List: $19.99

Sale: $13.99

Club: $9.99

Narrator: Richard Davidson
Published: 01/07/2000

An Elephant in My Kitchen What the Herd Taught Me About Love, Courage and Survival, Francoise Malby-Anthony
An Elephant in My Kitchen
by Francoise Malby-Anthony

List: $19.99

Sale: $13.99

Club: $9.99

Narrator: Roshina Ratnam
Published: 11/05/2019

The Stranger in the Woods The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit, Michael Finkel
The Stranger in the Woods
by Michael Finkel

List: $17.50

Sale: $12.25

Club: $8.75

Narrator: Mark Bramhall
Published: 03/07/2017

The Soul of an Octopus A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness, Sy Montgomery
The Soul of an Octopus
by Sy Montgomery

List: $24.99

Sale: $17.50

Club: $12.49

Narrator: Sy Montgomery
Published: 05/12/2015

Being a Beast Adventures Across the Species Divide, Charles Foster
Being a Beast
by Charles Foster

List: $17.50

Sale: $12.25

Club: $8.75

Narrator: Charles Foster
Published: 06/21/2016

American Buffalo In Search of a Lost Icon, Steven Rinella
American Buffalo
by Steven Rinella

List: $17.50

Sale: $12.25

Club: $8.75

Narrator: Steven Rinella
Published: 07/30/2019
{"id":"243310","ean":"9781427226778","abr":"Unabridged","title":"Love, Life, and Elephants: An African Love Story","subtitle":"An African Love Story","author":"Daphne Sheldrick","rating_average":"5","narrator":"Virginia McKenna","ubr_id":"243310","abr_id":"0","ubr_price":"32.99","abr_price":"0.00","ubr_memprice":"19.79","abr_memprice":"0.00","ubr_narrator":"Virginia McKenna","abr_narrator":"","ubr_length":"Unabridged: 13 hr","abr_length":"Abridged: "}