Reflections: Elephants Mourn the Death of “The Elephant Whisperer”

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I just wanted to take an opportunity to share this beautiful and inspiring story that a friend just emailed to me.

Lawrence Anthony, a renowned conservationist passed away on March 7th. Two days later, his family witnessed the solemn procession of formerly violent and rogue elephants that traveled 12 hours to pay their respects to their rescuer.

Wild Elephants travel 12 hours to pay tribute to Lawrence Anthony. Photo courtesy of the Anthony Family.

 

 

While most mammals show only a passing interest in the passing of their own, elephants are spiritually recognizant of those who’ve passed over (even over long distances) and congregate to mourn those they love.

To read more about Lawrence Anthony and on this amazing story click here.

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3 thoughts on “Reflections: Elephants Mourn the Death of “The Elephant Whisperer”

    bornbyariver said:
    September 6, 2012 at 9:58 am

    incredible tale that sent chills down my spine

    tersiaburger said:
    October 11, 2012 at 11:56 am

    I live in South Africa and there is currently a TV ad running depicting this amazing tale of love and respect. Thank you for sharing it.

      Val responded:
      October 16, 2012 at 9:45 pm

      That is so cool. I am just always amazed when I hear stories of love and dedication such as this.

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