Lawrence Anthony (the author of the Elephant Whisperer) passed away this weekend. The herd of elephants at his reserve all came to his house to mourn his passing. It has been said for a long time time that elephants mourn their dead, what more proof do you need. This shows he was one of them. RIP Lawrence Anthony. Tonight at Thula Thula, the whole herd arrived at the main house, home to Lawrence and his wife. They had not seen them at the house for a very long time. Extraordinary proof of animal sensitivity and awareness that only a few human can perceive. And Lawrence was one of them.
"When Lawrence Anthony was asked to accept a herd of ‘rogue’ wild elephants on the Thula Thula Game Reserve, his common sense told him to refuse. But he was the herd’s last chance of survival. Dangerous and unpredictable, they were also notorious escape artists, and would be killed if Anthony wouldn’t take them.
As Anthony battled to create a bond with the elephants and save them from execution, he came to realize that they had a great deal to teach him about life, loyalty and freedom."