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

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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.

it's seductive charm and charisma, its ancient wisdom so often stained bby unfathomable spasms of blood. There were moments in the book that were so poignant or so beautiful that I refused to put my book down. These cookies help provide information on metrics the number of visitors, bounce rate, traffic source, etc.

I don't read memoirs that revolves around someone life around animals that much and efter reading this book, I feel like that need to change. They key to both Anthony's success is raising this herd and in writing this book is that he does not anthropomorphize these animals that he loves. Yet, in this book I was also amazed by the cognitive processes of the wildlife, especially the elephants. The reminder of his original seven elephants still come to the Thula Thula lodge nightly, to honor their loss.

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. The audio narration by Simon Vance is wonderful, and earned a Audie Award for Biography/Memoir in 2014.Hermann explained that we were perceived as being part of one large creature that included the rover, but warned that someday the predators might finally make the distinction between machine and man. But perhaps the most important lesson I learned is that there are no walls between humans and the elephants except those we put up ourselves, and that until we allow not only elephants, but all living creatures their place in the sun, we can never be whole ourselves. He agreed, but before arrangements for the move could be completed the animals broke out again and the matriarch and her baby were shot. But he was the herd's last chance of survival – dangerous and unpredictable, they would be killed if Anthony wouldn't take them in.

Lawrence Anthony He left an amazing legacy at the Thula Thula reserve in KwaZulu, Natal, South Africa, , and his work with conservation, and wild animals.Some moments that were wonderfully uplifting that you'd feel joyous, Anthony seems like a hell of guy fighting for conservationism and against apartheid, but some moments are so brutal, honest, and heartrending that I sat there listening with tears rolling down my face. This story is actually a balance of wondrous and woeful perspective of the reality of physical life, especially in the latter chapters, depicted through fascinating experiences. What is depicted are varying mesmerizing situations the author has experienced that the reader may glean the relevance of. If he refuses the request, all the elephants will be killed as they are causing lot of damages to the owner. 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.

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