The Elephant Whisperer

Beautiful and touching. I wish we were all this intuitive - and compassionate. Animals are so conscious. 

The Elephant Whisperer 

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 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 a year! 
But yet they knew where they were going. 
The elephants obviously wanted to pay  their deep respects, honoring  their friend who'd 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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