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Friday, 19 February 2016


Lawrence  Anthony, a legend in  South Africa and author of 3 books, including the bestseller - "The Elephant  Whisperer".

He bravely  rescued wildlife and rehabilitated elephants all over the globe from human  atrocities, including the courageous rescue of Baghdad Zoo animals during the US invasion in 2003.

On 7th March, 2012 Lawrence Anthony died. He is  remembered and missed by his wife, 2 sons, 2 grandsons, and 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 31 elephants had patiently walked over 112 miles to get to his  South African House.

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  house.  Lawrence's wife, Francoise, was especially touched, knowing that the  elephants had not been to his house prior to that day for well over 3 years!  But yet they  knew where they were going.

The elephants obviously wanted to pay  their deep respects, honouring their friend who had saved  their lives - so much respect that they stayed for 2 days and 2 nights without eating anything.  Then one  morning they left........, making their long journey  back home.


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