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** Love, Life, and Elephants by Daphne Sheldrick


Love, Life, and Elephants: An African Love Story¬†is the autobiography of a woman who raised baby elephants (whose mothers had been killed by poachers) as well as a large menagerie of various exotic animals in Kenya. Beside the story of her animals, she also describes her own life, sometimes in startlingly candid details, as well as the transition of Kenya from British colony to an independent country, viewed through her family’s travails and those of the vast national reserves where her husband worked. I found the stories of the park and the animals captivating and often charming, as well as reminiscent of the Alexandra Fuller’s books. The personal stories I did not care for so much.

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