Rory Hensman , camp director in South Africa
dead 2013 .
Rory Hensman grew up on a farm in Zimbabwe, surrounded by both wild and domestic animals. As a father, he wanted his children to experience nature the same way he did, so he converted one of his agricultural farms into a game reserve. During the Culling
operations in Zimbabwe, he received two young elephants which, due to their young age, had to be hand-reared.
He soon ended up with a Herd
of twelve elephants on the farm but in 2002, Rory and his family were forced to leave Zimbabwe and they began their elephant operations in South Africa. In 2003, he started Elephants for Africa Forever, an organization that took in problem elephants due to be culled and instead tamed and trained them. In 2010, Adventures with Elephants, the home base of RHCRU, was established. Sadly, Rory passed in 2013, but his legacy and passion for elephants live on through the Rory Hensman Conservation
and Research Unit.