Daphne Sheldrick (1934 - 2018)

Obituary
  • "With deepest sympathy on loss of your loved one. May it..."
    - Betty Pioneer
  •  
    - Valenda Newell
  • "My condolences to the family of Ms. Sheldrick. I became..."
    - Lisa Johnson
  • "Your home with your God, who loves you for being the..."
    - Teri Bussman
  • "Dame Daphne was one of those special people that ..."
    - Hennie Beavis

Daphne Sheldrick (Alberto E. Rodriguez / Getty Images) Daphne Sheldrick in the Breast Cancer Memorials Photo Gallery Enlarged Photo
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Kenya-based wildlife organization says prominent conservationist Daphne Sheldrick has died at age 83.

A statement by The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust says she died Thursday evening after a long battle with breast cancer.

Click to get weekly celebrity death news delivered to your inbox.

Sheldrick received global attention for her work raising more than 200 orphaned baby elephants. The statement says that "more than 100 orphaned elephants are now living a wild life, with 29 known wild born babies."

The trust says Queen Elizabeth II in 2006 appointed Sheldrick Dame Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.

We invite you to share condolences for Daphne Sheldrick in our Guest Book.

___

Written by the ASSOCIATED PRESS


Copyright © 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
bullet 2018 bullet Breast Cancer bullet Environmentalists
Search Obituaries & Guest Books
You are searching
Search
Powered by Legacy.com