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 mourning of the animals for young ones in their herd, the way that elephants herd guided a angry and half-demented bull away from the author and his colleagues, when it was about to charge. We had a couple minutes to brush our teeth before meeting at the vehicle; showers would have to wait. In some ways this story reads more like a novel than non-fiction due to its pace, twists and engagement. The audio narration by Simon Vance is wonderful, and earned a Audie Award for Biography/Memoir in 2014. 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.

His previous title, Babylon's Ark, about his involvement in saving the animals in Baghdad Zoo, is being made into a major film.Lawrence describes various other wildlife like crocodiles, vultures, rhinos, cobras, buffalos, cheetahs etc. Could you retain your cool with a charging bull elephant bearing down on you, or for that manner on finding yourself face to face with a black mamba, or even confront poachers that would happily shoot you? As reported by the CBC on July 25, 2012, "After his death, although they were not alerted to the event, a group of wild elephants Anthony helped to rescue and rehabilitate travelled to his house in the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal.

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. Two biologists, Joyce Pool and Petter Granli, who have spent more than 37 years with elephants in the wild, discovered that these creatures have sophisticated communication ability. We are experiencing delays with deliveries to many countries, but in most cases local services have now resumed. exploits when he accepted a herd of 'rogue' elephants on his Thula Thula game reserve in South Africa.What is depicted are varying mesmerizing situations the author has experienced that the reader may glean the relevance of. But on his death, the herd inexplicably trudged for miles in a solemn funereal procession to pay their respects at his house. Anthony shares his experiences in words and photos, and tells of difficulties with poachers, local tribal courts, unruly bushrangers, and with the wild elephants themselves. I respect his decision to try to extend the reserve to include the neighboring tribal land so that a greater number of wild animals might live comfortably without interference. In Cape Town, on the water, I think of San Francisco—magnificent gardens, quaint architecture—but with huge Table Mountain looming as the backdrop, instead of the Golden Gate Bridge.

Once the herd arrived, the pace of the story escalates making the book read like a fast paced mystery.It perplexes me how our blinkered cognitive processes exhibit such vagaries, even though knowing of the fickleness of evolution's trials and the influences of subjective experiences. NOTE: When Lawrence Anthony died suddenly in 2012, the original animal herd written about in this book, walked over 200 miles to Thula Thula to honor their rescuer. Set against the background of life on the reserve, with unforgettable characters and exotic wildlife, this is a delightful book that will appeal to animal lovers everywhere. A game reserve, Thula Thula, in Southern Africa and a man with a big heart, Lawrence Anthony, take on the welfare of seven rogue elephants.

This book contains story after story of wild adventures that take place over an undefined number of years, which are well-chosen for their level of significance, adventure, danger, or comedic effect. The Elephant Whisperer is a touching story of the amazing capabilities of elephants and the story of how humans can reach out to them. But it was at a muddy waterhole where we hit the jackpot----a herd of elephants cooling themselves in the shade, a mother elephant constantly pouring the darkened water over her mischievous baby.There is a powerful, elemental message threaded through this writing about all life forms journeying together, connected, and dependent on each other for existence, which includes humans.



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