I first came across Dame Daphne Sheldrick and the work that she and her husband were doing–via a Sixty Minutes program. With her husband, David Sheldrick, she created an orphanage for abandoned elephants…the mothers were poached for their ivory tusks. Dame Daphne and her husband developed a sponsorship program to support the care of the young elephants. One young elephant, Galana, was found on the Galana River in Kenya. The trauma was visible in his eyes. I wanted to draw him. I used a graph to get the proportions right. Then, he translated into my more whimsical purple elephant.
Dame Daphne’s (1934-2018) legacy continues.
This one-and-a-half minute film says so much.