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.


You're all set to enjoy unlimited Prime content.