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James Tyrrell

Photographic Guide/Media Team

James had hardly touched a camera when he came to Londolozi, but his writing skills were well developed, and he was quickly snapped up by the Londolozi blog team as a result. An environment rich in photographers helped him develop the photographic skills ...

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on A Tribute to Dame Daphne Sheldrick (1934 – 2018)

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Joanne Wadsworth
Senior Digital Ranger

The light of her impact can never be dimmed.

James – another beautiful tribute to an exceptional human being. RIP Daphne Sheldrick and thank you.

Jill Larone

This great lady, humanitarian and protector of Africa’s Elephants will be greatly missed. What an incredible legacy she has the world.

Deb Kohlenstein

Thank you for the tribute to Dame Sheldrick. I am midway through her book Love, Life and Elephants. What an amazing woman!

Darlene Knott
Senior Digital Ranger

Rest In Peace, Daphne Sheldrick! You affected this earth as few do. God bless you. Heaven has a new and beautiful angel!

Ian Hall
Senior Digital Ranger

I once asked which wildlife charity I should leave a bequest to in my will. The David Sheldrick Trust was my hosts immediate reply, the money will be directly spent and Daphne Sheldrick was the sort of person who got her hands dirty and wouldn’t waste the money. Going to see the orphanage in Nairobi in less than six months.

James Tyrrell
Photographic Guide/Media Team

Hi Ian, that’s great to hear. Would love to visit there myself!

Denise Vouri
Digital Tracker

She will truly be missed for her passion and energy in the quest to provide orphaned elephants a safe environment in which to grow and socialize. One more star has been added to the sky…….Dame Daphne.

An absolute legend of a lady may she r.i.p.xx

Iren Juppa

An admirable woman. RIP
Her life proves exactly how much extraordinary good one person can do.

James Tyrrell
Photographic Guide/Media Team

Thanks for the comments everyone.
Daphne Sheldrick was a truly remarkable woman, whose legacy thankfully, will live on through the DSWT.


Wow, may her legacy and work continue through others always.

Linda Polley

She truly was an exceptional woman. I remember reading about her life and am saddened to hear she has passed, but her legacy will live on.

Wendy Hawkins
Senior Digital Ranger

Thank you James, a very beautiful tribute to an amazing Lady! RIP Dame Daphne Sheldrick & may the elephants always be with you in spirit!

Callum Evans
Guest contributor

I was so upset when I saw this on the news. Daphne Sheldrick was such an inspiration to me, with her stories from her life in Tsavo and the heroic work that she pioneered with the elephant orphange. There are hundreds of elephants roaming free in Tsavo, from Ithumba to the Chylolo Hills, because the work she has done. She gave them a second chance. She touched the lives of so many people and faced impossible odds and overcame them with the strength of any elephant matriarch. Farewell Dame Daphne Sheldrick, your legacy will live on.

Marinda Drake
Master Tracker

She was a great pioneer and inspiration to conservation.

Callum Evans
Guest contributor

If anybody wants to know more about the wild life she led, you need to read ‘Love, Life and Elephants’.

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