The First Elephant Orphanage in Africa

Heather McElhatton

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Why do elephants line up to hug this little old lady? BECAUSE BABY ELEPHANT ORPHANAGE! Dame Daphne Sheldrick has helped rescue & rehabilitate hundreds of elephants and return them to the wild. Amazing place, good people trying to rescue elephants orphaned by ivory poachers. More at: Excerpted from “Love, Life, and Elephants: An African Love Story” by Dame Daphne Sheldrick, published in May 2012 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux, LLC. Copyright ©2012 by Dame Daphne Sheldrick. All rights reserved. All photos are courtesy of David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Archival sound and select audio clips courtesy of PBS Nature: "Wisdom of the Wild," produced by Allison Argo, Argo Films and WNET For Nature.