When we first started talking about doing Simply Pets Magazine over a year ago and about some of the people that we wanted to interview and feature, Dr. Dame Daphne Sheldrick was one of the first people that came to mind. Dr. Dame Daphne Sheldrick was amongst the top of our list on and very lovely list of people that we felt were doing some very fascinating and incredible things for the love of our animals and pets worldwide.
We were honored that Dr. Dame Daphne Sheldrick agreed to do our interview. We will honor her by presenting to you in our first issue later this year her full interview. This interview is like no other as it is full of love and hope, not just for mankind, her departed husband, but so much love for those we call the giant giants, she calls them her children. They are the magnificent elephants of Africa.
Here is an excerpt from her foundation page https://www.sheldrickwildlifetrust.org, but it is her one on one interview with our founder Lisa Smith Putnam that we believe you will find the most wonderful and beautiful.
"...For over 25 years Kenya-born Daphne Sheldrick lived and worked alongside her husband David, during which time they raised and successfully rehabilitated many wild species. Daphne Sheldrick’s involvement with wildlife has spanned a lifetime, and she is now a recognised International authority on the rearing of wild creatures and is the first person to have perfected the milk formula and necessary husbandry for infant milk-dependent Elephants and Rhinos.
Since the death of her husband, Daphne and her family have lived and worked in the Nairobi National Park, where they have built the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and its pioneering Orphans Project, into the global force for wildlife conservation that is today..."
Make sure you order your copy of the Simply Pets Magazine as this is one feature that you will not want to miss.