A Rhino in my Garden: Love, life and the African bush (Paperback)

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Conita Walker tells the story of the love match that lured her from the world of international air travel to plunge, somewhat naively, into the life of a conservationist. It’s a tale of adventure, mishaps, humor, and heartbreak. Conita’s life begins on a remote missionary station. She survives the WWII bombing of Berlin, witnesses the defeat of political systems in both Europe and South Africa, and eventually finds her true mission in the rescue and hand-rearing of black and white rhino orphans. There was a baby hippo to rescue and re-wild too, conservation organizations to found and support, wilderness battles to fight, but it was the rhinos that became her life’s work. Along with Clive, the Walkers’ commitment to preserving these magnificent creatures continues to this day, and they form an invaluable part of what is now one of the leading private rhino sanctuaries in South Africa. A Rhino in my Garden is an intimate and loving portrait of the life of a conservationist, from the inside. A must-have for all book clubs!

About the Author


Conita Walker, along with her husband Clive Walker, founded the Lapalala Wilderness Reserve in 1981. She became the alternate director and also managed the "bush camp" operations for more than 23 years. In 1985 she assisted in establishing the Lapalala Wilderness School, which to date has seen more than 80 000 children, teachers, and university students pass through its doors. 


Product Details
ISBN: 9781431425952
ISBN-10: 1431425958
Publisher: Jacana Media
Publication Date: July 2nd, 2018
Pages: 284
Language: English