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

by Sharon Pincott

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Overview


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 13 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, Elephant Dawn is a celebration of love, courage, and honor amongst our greatest land mammals. With resilience beyond measure, Sharon earns the supreme right to call them family.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781760290337
Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pty., Limited
Publication date: 11/01/2016
Pages: 360
Sales rank: 591,679
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author


Sharon Pincott traded her privileged life as a high flying corporate executive in 2001 to start a new life with the Presidential Elephants of Zimbabwe. For 13 years, this passionate wildlife conservationist formed remarkable relationships with the elephants. She is author of two highly acclaimed books published in South Africa.

Table of Contents

Prologue xi

Plain Crazy 1

Green Eggs and Ham 5

Is that a Duck or a Frog? 9

Elephant Rumbles 14

Cutting the Wire 20

Rhino Scars 25

Selling Up 31

No Looking Back 37

V for Victory 45

Souls that Suffer 53

In the Bush 62

Loopy 69

Honorary Elephant 76

A Million Miles from my Childhood 82

Giving Something Back 92

Christmas in the Mist 96

Into Another World 101

Carrying On 109

Skidding Sideways 116

Nothing Bad Lasts Forever 124

The Elephants will Speak to You 131

Will the Eagles Look Out for Me? 135

Enough to Pee Your Pants 142

How Long is the Fuel Queue? 148

On Friendly Land 153

Waiting for the Rains 159

The Letter 167

An Eagle in the Wind 173

Just Can't Do It 181

Trying to Catch Dreams 188

Disorderly Conduct 194

Masakhe 199

Billions and Trillions 204

Pizza and Ice-cream 214

Finding Adwina 220

Mugabe's Cavalcade 231

Grantham 235

Starting Anew 241

Meeting Cecil 249

An Elephant Kiss 258

Visitors 270

Becoming Britney Spears 276

Lady 280

Splitting Apart 285

Finding Tim Tarns 292

Bulldog with a Bone 297

The Log with Teeth 304

A Fools Errand 311

The Litmus Test 319

Godspeed 326

Another Path 331

Postscript 336

Acknowledgements 345

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MemoirMad More than 1 year ago
Oh my! I haven't read a book that moved me so, in very many years. I was so involved with Elephant Dawn, I was completely there myself, surrounded with wild elephants as friends. What happened during these 13 years was heartbreaking and overwhelming. But also inspiring and so very beautiful as well. Thank-you Sharon Pincott for your contribution to the wild, and to readers around the world like me who are forever grateful for such an absorbing read.