Elephant dawn: the inspirational story of thirteen years living with elephants in the African wilderness.

Elephant dawn: the inspirational story of thirteen years living with elephants in the African wilderness. Sharon Pincott.
Elephant dawn: the inspirational story of thirteen years living with elephants in the African wilderness.

Crows Nest: Allen and Unwin, 2016. Octavo, paperback, colour photographs.

In 2001, Sharon Pincott traded her privileged life as a high-flying corporate executive to start a new one with the Presidential Elephants of Zimbabwe. She was unpaid, untrained, self-funded and arrived with the starry-eyed idealism of most foreigners during early encounters with Africa. For thirteen years - the worst in Zimbabwe's volatile history - this intrepid Australian woman lived in the Hwange bush fighting for the lives of these elephants, forming an extraordinary and life-changing bond with them. Powerfully moving, sometimes disturbing and often very funny, this is a celebration of love, courage and honour amongst our greatest land mammals. With resilience beyond measure, Sharon earns the supreme right to call them family. May contain some similar content to that featured in Battle for the President's Elephants [Stock ID 34956].

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