Dame Daphne Sheldrick has devoted her life to raising and rehabilitating orphan elephants in Kenya thru the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Orphans are gradually reintegrated back into the wild. She's helped to set up similar programs throughout Africa and SE Asia & she tirelessly campaigns against the abuse of captive animals and against poaching.
"The people that work at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, have extraordinary dedication to orphaned elephants and rhinos! Many of these orphans have been traumatized, after watching their parents killed. When they arrive, each orphan gets caretakers that stay with them 24/7, including sleeping with them. The loving keepers become substitute "parents", giving the babies the best possible chance of survival, and good mental health, and the best chance to return to the wild some day."