Daphne Sheldrick was a unique person. We can say with confidence that she really found her calling and enjoyed what she loved.
Most of her life is connected with elephants. Daphne was born in Kenya and studied there.
From early childhood, she felt a great connection with nature.
In the early 1950s, Daphne met David Sheldrick and realized that she had found her soulmate.
By this time, David had founded the Tsavo East National Park in Kenya, where all the animals affected by poachers found shelter and protection.
Gradually, the park grew, and in addition to elephants, other animals appeared there.
David and Daphne found support among local residents and philanthropists from foreign countries.
Daphne had a special love and connection with elephants.
This seemingly fragile woman raised many animals. Daphne assured everyone that elephants have a unique memory and can feel like people.
Among these animals, she found many friends. The elephants really treated Daphne with special love.
This friendship lasted a lifetime. In the 70s, Daphne’s husband died. She continued the work of her husband with great love and dedication until the end of her life.
Daphne died in 2018 when she was 83 years old.
Over several decades of its existence, the Tsavo East National Park has become not only a shelter and a safe haven for animals, but has also become a real home for employees.
People with big hearts have gathered here who are loyal to the cause of David and Daphne and want to save this world from cruelty and destruction.