Daphne Sheldrick

Jun 4, 1934 – Apr 12, 2018 (Age 83)


Daphne Sheldrick, British-Kenyan elephant conservationist who was featured in "Born to Be Wild 3D" documentary, died Thursday, April 12, 2018, after a long battle with breast cancer, according to the Associated Press. She was 83. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

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I've watched many many of the baby elephant rescues and marveled at all the hard work and love Daphne put in to caring and later overseeing the care of her precious baby elle's. Now she can watch her baby elephants with her beloved husband David. I always saw that bit of sadness that David wasn't there with her to enjoy the successes achieved with the Sheldrick Trust. God Bless and Keep You Daphne, you certainly have earned your place in heaven. Also, God Bless you Angela and all of your...

At home in Berthoud, Colorado USA

Dame Daphne,
My hope was that I would be able to meet you in person in the following year but your help was needed in Heaven now.
You and David were protectors for the baby elephants whose mothers were killed and nursed them as parents. When they became adults, they never forgot you and David.
All who have known both of you will never forget you including the elephants as their defenders.
You will be never be forgotten and my deepest sympathy for your loved...

I would like to express my deepest sympathies for the loss of your loved one, who will be remembered for her contribution to animal conservation. May you find comfort and help in God during this time of sorrow.

God love you!

Rest in Peace

Under God's Kingdom on earth, aging and death will no longer happen, as imperfection and bad conditions will be things of the past. (Isaiah 65:17-25.)

A pioneering woman who helped to raise awareness of the plight of elephants as well as educate on our responsibility to protect this species - and, indeed the rest of the animal kingdom.

My husband and I were fortunate enough to visit Sheldrick's orphanage in Kenya last year - truly a long term dream come true.

We were able to witness the care and compassion of the elephant handlers first hand. A remarkable place and a fitting legacy for a remarkable women.

With deepest sympathy on loss of your loved one. May it bring comfort you to know that she will return to the days of her youthful vigor as promised at Job 33:25.