Honoring Daphne Sheldrick: A Legacy of Elephant Conservation

In commemorating the fifth anniversary of the passing of Daphne Sheldrick, we pay tribute to the enduring legacy of a remarkable matriarch.

As the founder of our Trust and beloved mother, Daphne’s influence continues to shape our conservation efforts alongside the spirit of her husband, David.

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Daphne’s journey began with a single orphaned elephant, igniting a lifelong commitment to their care and preservation.


Through tireless dedication and innovative methods, she nurtured not just one but an entire herd of elephants, saving countless lives and raising global awareness for these majestic creatures.

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Together with David, her efforts have inspired conservation projects across Kenya, safeguarding vital ecosystems.

Reflecting on Daphne’s words from 1979, her vision for a future where elephants born under her care thrive underscores the profound impact of her work.


Today, we celebrate the arrival of 55 baby calves, a testament to her legacy and our ongoing dedication to their well-being.

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Your support is invaluable in continuing Daphne and David’s conservation legacy, propelling us forward in modernizing our efforts for the present and future.

Together, we pave the way for a brighter future for Kenya’s wildlife, honoring the extraordinary legacy of two conservation pioneers.

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