Instagram – Jun 04, 2022 @ 14:39

Happy Birthday Dame Daphne ️ A force for conservation and matriarch of the Sheldrick Trust, she would have been 88 years old today. A remarkable woman, indeed ⁣

Posted @withregram • @sheldricktrust On this day 88 years ago, a force for conservation was born.

Dr Dame Daphne Sheldrick, our founder and matriarch, had the deepest reverence for all creatures, but none more so than the elephant. She made it her life’s work to protect and, crucially, understand the species. The husbandry and insights she discovered have helped us save hundreds of orphaned elephants. Although Daphne is no longer with us, her legacy lives on through these orphans, and the families they have gone on to have in the wild. We proudly continue what Daphne began 45 years ago, forging a future for these remarkable creatures.

In honour of Daphne’s birthday, we are revisiting one of our favourite pieces written by her. ‘Elephant Emotions’ offers a profound glimpse into the elephant psyche, gleaned through a lifetime of dedication to the species. You can read it via our link in bio/stories or by visiting:

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