An Amazing Elephant Story

This is the true story of Lawrence Anthony ‘The Elephant Whisperer’. When Lawrence Anthony died, some of the elephants he worked to save came to his family’s home in accordance with the way elephants usually mourn the death of one of their own. His family spoke of a solemn procession of Elephants that defies human explanation. For 12 hours, two herds of wild South African elephants slowly made their way through the Zulu land bush until they reached the house of late author Lawrence Anthony, the conservationist who saved their lives. The formerly violent, rogue elephants, destined to be shot a few years ago as pests, were rescued and rehabilitated by Anthony, who had grown up in the bush and was known as the ‘Elephant Whisperer.’ For two days the herds loitered at Anthony’s rural compound on the vast Thula Thula game reserve in the South African KwaZulu to say good-bye to the man they loved. But how did they know he had died? Known for his unique ability to calm traumatized elephants, Anthony had become a legend. He is the author of three books, Babylon Ark, detailing his efforts to rescue the animals at Baghdad Zoo during the Iraqi war, the forthcoming The Last Rhinos, and his bestselling The Elephant Whisperer.