The Elephant Whisperer – Lawrence Anthony 1950-2012

Lawrence Anthony, a legend in South Africa and author of 3 books 
including the bestseller The Elephant Whisperer, bravely rescued 
wildlife and rehabilitated elephants all over the globe from human 
atrocities, including the  courageous rescue of Baghdad Zoo animals 
during US invasion in 2003.

On March 7, 2012 Lawrence Anthony died. 
He is remembered and missed by his wife, 
2 sons, 2 grandsons & numerous elephants. 

Two days after his passing, the wild elephants showed up at his 
home led by two large matriarchs. Separate wild herds arrived 
in droves to say goodbye to their beloved man-friend.

A total of 20 elephants had patiently walked over 12
miles to get to his South African home.


Witnessing this spectacle, humans were obviously in awe not only 
because of the supreme intelligence and precise timing that these 
elephants sensed about Lawrence 's passing, but also because of 
the profound memory and emotion the beloved animals evoked in 
such an organized way: Walking slowly - for days - making their 
way in a solemn one-by-one queue from their habitat to his home.
Lawrence's wife, Francoise,  was especially touched, knowing 
that the elephants had not been to their home prior to that day 
for well over a year! 
But yet they knew where they were going.
The elephants obviously wanted to pay  their deep respects,
honoring  their friend who had saved their lives – so much respect
that they stayed for 2 days 2 nights.
Then one morning, they left, making their long journey back home.
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  • de castro compton  On 07/16/2012 at 9:45 am

    amazing indeed ! and very believeable too…..sixth sense of animals in the wild…

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