The Elephant Whisperer: Learning About Life, Loyalty and Freedom From a Remarkable Herd of Elephants

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The Elephant Whisperer: Learning About Life, Loyalty and Freedom From a Remarkable Herd of Elephants

The Elephant Whisperer: Learning About Life, Loyalty and Freedom From a Remarkable Herd of Elephants

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The entire book was informative, not only about elephants, but about other animals, including snakes, vultures, baboons, insects, dogs and more. Yet, it was when we were driving down the paved road of Kruger, in another rover, that to our right and left we saw elephants knocking over trees----crack, crack---and then, with amazing dexterity, pick up the fallen fruit and put it into their mouths. A touching memoir of a South African conservationist Lawrence Anthony and his wildlife game reserve in Zululand.

With unforgettable characters and exotic wildlife, this is an enthralling book that will appeal to animal lovers and adventurous souls everywhere. The story is interspersed with tales of Anthony's French wife, Francoise, their dogs, the staff, and the Zulu culture. Over a span of 13 years, Anthony's family and crew of Zulu workers, rangers and friends had experiences never thought possible. Nana becomes the troubled herd’s defacto matriarch after the herd’s real matriarch is shot and killed just prior to the herd’s transfer to Thula Thula, Anthony’s game reserve, in 1999.Its matriarch had raided nearby neighborhoods and was put to her death prior to transport of the herd.

It was something I simply couldn’t fathom … what type of person would shoot a terrified teenage elephant, and a female at that?

A curl of the trunk, a step backward, or a fold of the ear are other means to communicate with the herd; and the holding of the trunk periscope-style, to sniff the wind, is a way of detecting approaching danger. When money gets tight, he is forced to open a tourist lodge to host foreign guests, but does it with customary goodwill and bonhomie. Happily, Anthony seemed to understand that a calming presence and personal connection with the lead elephant could make a difference to the herd’s peace of mind. It brings awareness of what amazing creatures elephants are and how it's so important to respect and honor them.



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