Searching for something more than her high-flying IT-executive life was offering her, Sharon Pincott traded her privileged First World existence to start a new life with the Presidential Elephants of Zimbabwe – the country’s flagship clan of over 450 wild elephants. She knew nothing of Zimbabwe’s ways; she was unpaid, untrained, self-funded and arrived with the starry-eyed air of most foreigners.
For more than a decade, this passionate wildlife conservationist 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. 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, she 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 in 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.
About the Author
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. An international television documentary about her work, which was commissioned by Natural History Unit Africa, will be screened from mid-2012.
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|Sub-title:||Life, Lunacy and Elation in the African Bush|
|mobi file ISBN:||9781431404827|
|Colour:||B&W with colour section|