Two days after Lawrence Anthony passed away, a herd of elephants made their way to his home to pay their respects.
Lawrence Anthony, a legendary figure in South Africa and author of The Elephant Whisperer, avely rescued wild animals and rehabilitated elephants all over the globe, protecting them from human atrocities. His work included the courageous rescue of Baghdad Zoo animals during the US invasion in 2003.
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He is remembered and missed by his wife, two sons, two grandsons and numerous elephants. Two days after his passing, the wild elephants showed up at his home led by two large matriarchs. Separate wild herds also arrived in droves to say goodbye to their beloved man-friend. A total of thirty-one elephants had patiently walked over twelve miles to get to his South African home.
Witnessing this spectacle, humans were 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 the house for well over three years. And yet they knew where they were going.
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