Shelina Manek has been passionate about animals for almost all her life. Born in East Africa, her exposure and interest has fueled her advocacy and her push for education around the plight of African wildlife, especially elephants and rhinos, whose populations have diminished exponentially over the past few decades. In the early 90s, she walked elephants from the Metro Toronto Zoo to downtown Toronto to raise awareness. Her time among the wildlife on the Serengeti has been the most memorable and meaningful in her life.
Are We There Yet? was her first children's book and was on two bestseller lists.