Elephant conservationist Daphne Sheldrick dies aged 83

Daphne Sheldrick. She founded The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Nairobi. FILE PHOTO

What you need to know:

  • Sheldrick was born in Kenya in 1934, and spent nearly 30 years working with her husband David who founded Kenya's biggest National Park, Tsavo East.
  • It took her 28 years to discover the magic milk formula that would keep alive the baby elephants, who cannot survive without it under the age of two.

Dame Daphne Sheldrick, a conservationist famous for her work rearing baby elephants in Kenya and fighting for the protection of the species, has died aged 83, her family said Friday.

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