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The Elephant Angel

What do a zookeeper, a world war, and a baby elephant named Sheila have in common? Join Anna, Leo & Percy as they travel to Belfast in 1941 during World War II to meet the Elephant Angel, Denise Weston Austin. Put on your zookeeper outfits and let's go learn about this amazing story.

About Honest History

Honest History creates award-winning books, magazines, and this show for young historians across the world. Our mission is to inspire kids to create a positive impact on history themselves.


This episode was narrated by Nikki Bon and JoAnn Schinderle, written by Heidi Coburn, and produced by Randall Lawrence and Robot Pirate Media. Original theme music was written and recorded by Luke Messimer.