Battle for the President's Elephants

Battle for the President's Elephants : Life, Lunacy and Elation in the African Bush

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For more than a decade, Sharon Pincott has lived in the Hwange bush among The Presidential Elephants of Zimbabwe: a celebrated clan of wild elephants that she is devoted to and will do anything to protect. She has formed one of the most remarkable relationships with wild, free-roaming elephants ever documented, yet her battles to keep them safe never seem to end. One minute she’s cherishing incredibly intimate encounters with these gentle giants, the next she’s accused of being a spy and then her name appears on a Zimbabwe Police wanted-persons list. While things often seem to go from bad to worse, this passionate wildlife conservationist relentlessly perseveres, in the face of overwhelming odds, to stick by the elephants she so obviously loves. Written with engaging humour and warmth and a deep, tangible love of Africa’s wildlife, Sharon recounts the enchanting times that make her life in the wilds bearable, as well as some of the preposterous incidents that force her to question her sanity for staying in Zimbabwe. Succeeding her highly praised book, The Elephants and I, this captivating collection of bush tales offers a further glimpse into the wonders, and grim realities, of choosing a life less ordinary, where the species that you look out for is different from your own.

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  • Paperback | 292 pages
  • 155 x 235 x 16mm | 359.99g
  • Jacana Media (Pty) Ltd
  • JohannesburgSouth Africa
  • English
  • col. Illustrations, col. ports.
  • 1431403598
  • 9781431403592
  • 102,434

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About Sharon Pincott

Sharon Pincott was born in Queensland, Australia, and now lives in the Zimbabwean bush. She has dedicated the past 11 years of her life to the preservation and promotion of the clan of wild Hwange elephants known as The Presidential Elephants of Zimbabwe. Her accomplishments have been featured in BBC Wildlife, Africa Geographic, Getaway and Travel Africa. Her previous book, The Elephants and I, was published to wide critical acclaim by Jacana Media in 2009. An international television documentary about her work – titled All the President’s Elephants - which was commissioned by Natural History Unit Africa, will be screened from mid-2012.

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