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

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Pan Macmillan, Jun 5, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 288 pages

With unforgettable characters and exotic wildlife, The Elephant Whisperer is an enthralling book that will appeal to animal lovers and adventurous souls everywhere.

When South African conservationist Lawrence Anthony was asked to accept a herd of 'rogue' 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 – dangerous and unpredictable, they would be killed if Anthony wouldn't take them in.

As Anthony risked his life to create a bond with the troubled elephants and persuade them to stay on his reserve, he came to realize what a special family they were, from the wise matriarch Nana, who guided the herd, to her warrior sister Frankie, always ready to see off any threat, and their children who fought so hard to survive.

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Snapshots from his efforts to introduce a small herd of wild "problem" elephants into his South African game reserve. My experiences with "problem" goats had me relating very much to many of these ... Read full review

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Lawrence Anthony (1950-2012) was a South African conservationist and the long-time head of the Thula Thula game preserve. Dedicated to the preservation of all African wildlife, his rescue of a ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Lawrence Anthony was a highly-respected conservationist and co-founder of The Earth Organization, an international environmental group. He is the author of The Elephant Whisperer, about his time with a herd of 'rogue' elephants, and Babylon's Ark, about his involvement in saving the animals in Baghdad Zoo, and The Last Rhinos, detailing his involvement in rescuing the remaining Northern White Rhinos in the Congo. He sadly died in 2012

Graham Spence is a freelance journalist and author.

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