Cindy Hubbard, fresh from a trip to Africa,will discuss the noble work of the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Organization, which includes rescuing, rehabbing, and reintegrating back to the wild, baby elephants orphaned by poaching.
Adopt your own baby elephant here: https://www.sheldrickwildlifetrust.org
Tuesday Sept. 26 | 2023 at noon
PRESENTER BIO: Cindy Hubbard is a Life-long Wheeling resident who has always been a lover of animals. Growing up, she always had a family dog or two or three. She counts herself very lucky to grow up with Oglebay, essentially as her backyard. It was where she and her 3 sisters each had their first jobs. In her teens and twenties, Cindy taught tennis at camps under Oglebay Tennis Pro Fritz Schunk, and taught skiing and ran Oglebay Ski School for several years. After briefly moving to Colorado in early 1970’s, Cindy worked in Denver during the week and taught skiing on the weekends. Upon returning to Wheeling, she co-ran a non-profit Canine rescue, rehab and re-home organization called Noah’s Ark, for 25 years. Cindy raised orphaned fawns for 20 years in her barn when she lived in the country, and then wrote a book about those experiences called “The Pleasure of Their Company - A Memoir: Adventures in Hand-Raising Orphan Fawns” about which she previously spoke at Lunch With Books in 2010. Her love of Elephants began in 1978, with her first trip to Kenya occurring in 1999. Cindy just took her 5th trip to Kenya at beginning of September. She feels very fortunate to be able to take these trips and help these magnificent animals.
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