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The Elephant Whisperer: My Life with the Herd in the African Wild
by Lawrence Anthony, Graham Spence

Published: 2012-05-22
Paperback : 384 pages
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Lawrence Anthony devoted his life to animal conservation, protecting the world's endangered species. Then he was asked to accept a herd of "rogue" wild elephants on his Thula Thula game reserve in Zululand. His common sense told him to refuse, but he was the herd's last chance of ...

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Lawrence Anthony devoted his life to animal conservation, protecting the world's endangered species. Then he was asked to accept a herd of "rogue" wild elephants on his Thula Thula game reserve in Zululand. His common sense told him to refuse, but he was the herd's last chance of survival: they would be killed if he wouldn't take them.

In order to save their lives, Anthony took them in. In the years that followed he became a part of their family. And as he battled to create a bond with the elephants, he came to realize that they had a great deal to teach him about life, loyalty, and freedom.

The Elephant Whisperer is a heartwarming, exciting, funny, and sometimes sad memoir of Anthony's experiences with these huge yet sympathetic creatures. Set against the background of life on an African game reserve, with unforgettable characters and exotic wildlife, Anthony's unrelenting efforts at animal protection and his remarkable connection with nature will inspire animal lovers and adventurous souls everywhere.

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  "The Elephant Whisperer"by mgcashion (see profile) 01/05/18

An insightful story that delves into the mystical animal kingdom.

 
  "Go to Africa!"by ginnykin (see profile) 04/27/17

This is a great book full of interesting stories about the animals and people that live in South Africa. Educational and entertaining!

 
  "The Elephant Whisperer"by tjmelchior (see profile) 04/04/17

Having been on safari in Kenya and Tanzania, South Africa's Game Reserve gives a whole new perspective on what it takes to protect these giant beasts. Amazing abilities are the elephants greatest talent.... (read more)

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