Rory Hensman

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Rory Hensman
Rory  Hensman

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Personal details

Spouse(s) 1993 - 2013 Lindie Hensman

Country South Africa

Title owner 2002-2013
Location at Elephants for Africa Forevers elephants in South Africa

Title owner-2013
Location at Adventures With Elephants in South Africa

Title owner-2002
Location at Braeside Farm (Rory Hensman)s elephants in Zimbabwe

Biography details

Rory Hensman , camp director in South Africa

in Zimbabwe 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.


Total: 1 children

  1. Sean Hensman. Born: ?.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). director Rory Hensman in South Africa. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 24 April 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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