This lady, Daphne Sheldrick, is one of my all-time heroes and favorite people. She has dedicated her life to raising orphaned Elephants I Didn’t Give You The Gift Of Life Life Gave Me The Gift Of You Shirt. Most of her babies are orphaned because of this terrible poaching epidemic we are all facing. When the youngsters are old enough, and no longer totally dependent on their keepers, they are taken to protected areas and integrated into other orphan groups to become part of a real elephant family.
When Daphne visits, this is the behavior of the elephants, all gathering around her for a cuddle and a hug. Very few people have experienced anything like this, but I can tell you from personal experience, that it is a feeling like no other. The love is almost tangible and tears flow freely and the Elephants I Didn’t Give You The Gift Of Life Life Gave Me The Gift Of You Shirt. Why oh why do people cause so much harm to such wonderful, loving, harmless animals that have so much in common with us? I weep for our elephants.
Beautiful! I ‘adopted’ a Sheldrake rescue on behalf of my niece and nephew a long time ago, hoping it would inspire them. Years later I asked my niece about it and she didn’t even remember the gift…which was a certificate with ‘her’ elephant’s name and info, a Elephants I Didn’t Give You The Gift Of Life Life Gave Me The Gift Of You Shirt, and an invitation to follow his or her sanctuary life. While I was, of course, disappointed that my gift had been a flop, I’ve never regretted giving to this organization and encouraging others over the years. It’s people from around the world responding in whatever way they can with financial support… big and small…that keep such amazing projects going.