It’s with great sadness that I pass along news of the death of Dame Daphne Sheldrick, a giant among conservationists, a woman of unbounded energy and limitless devotion. Rest well, dear woman. We will carry on your work.
There’s been some great news in the fight again EEHV (Elephant endotheliotropic herpesviruses). Please follow this link for the details: EEHV Fight
This video provides interesting information on the loss of the last male Northern White Rhino, Sudan.
I found this Ted production to be quite interesting. Hope you do, too.
Received a bit of sorrowful news from Point Defiance Zoo in Tacoma, WA. You can see the entire short clip here: Hanako
I’m extremely grateful I had the chance to meet this dear girl in person. Thanks again to John Houck and everyone in the elephant barn at Point Defiance.
I’m very pleased to announce that my article “Return of the Elephant Man,” appears in the most recent JEMA, Journal of the Elephant Managers Association, Volume 29, Number 1. The article is based on a portion of my book The Man Who Loved Elephants, which tells the story of Roger Henneous and his 30 years working with elephants at Oregon’s Washington Park Zoo (now the Oregon Zoo).
Ah, me. Apologies again (and probably yet again somewhere down the line) for not being more present on this site. Am involved trying to get several other pieces of work to sale/publication and that’s been taking my time.
Update on THE MAN WHO LOVED ELEPHANTS: It is currently under consideration by a small press in Oregon (which I think would be a perfect fit). Am waiting to hear back from someone in their group whether they have space on their schedule to take the manuscript under their wing and nurture it along. If so–which of course is what I hope–I’ll be chaining myself to the computer for a thorough rewrite. (They’re looking for a slightly different tone than what the manuscript already provides, and I’m okay with that.) As soon as I hear something, I’ll keep you posted.