Tuesday, May 22, 2012

An elephant never forgets

This is one of the most moving stories I've ever read on the internets.

For 12 hours, two herds of wild South African elephants slowly made their way through the Zululand 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.
Read the whole story here. The guy literally risked his life to save these elephants. And just like the old saying goes, the elephants didn't forget.


At 9:38 AM , Blogger rockync said...

My favorite animals on all the earth.

At 1:08 PM , Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Love them too. They're amazing creatures and this story was so moving. Makes me want to devote the rest of my days to taking up his life's work.


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