Elephant Dawn: The Inspirational Story of Thirteen Years Living with Elephants in the African Wilderness
“Every now and then a book comes along that breaks through the wallpaper of my own life and delivers its message intravenously. Elephant Dawn did that for me – an intense read, inspiring and moving.” – Simon Espley, CEO, Africa Geographic
Born in Queensland, Sharon Pincott is the author of two highly acclaimed books published by Jacana Media, The Elephants and I (2009) and Battle for the President’s Elephants (2012) and the subject of an internationally successful documentary. Her work has been profiled in National Geographic, BBC Wildlife and Africa Geographic. Sharon is credited with having formed one of the most remarkable relationships with wild elephants ever documented.
Powerfully moving, Elephant Dawn is the complete, unforgettable story of one woman’s remarkable and life-changing association with the Presidential Elephants of Zimbabwe, a celebrated clan of wild, free-roaming giants. It comes at a time when elephants all around Africa face the very real threat of being poached to extinction for their ivory, and Zimbabwe continues to face tumultuous times.
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.
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