> Lawrence Anthony, a legend in South Africa and author of 3 books
> including the bestseller The Elephant Whisperer, bravely rescued
> wildlife and rehabilitated elephants all over the globe from human
> atrocities, including the courageous rescue of Baghdad Zoo animals
> during US invasion in 2003.
> On March 7, 2012 Lawrence Anthony died.
> He is remembered and missed by his wife, 2 sons, 2 grandsons
> & numerous elephants.
> Two days after his passing, the wild elephants showed up at his
> home led by two large matriarchs. Separate wild herds arrived
> in droves to say goodbye to their beloved man-friend.
> A total of 20 elephants had patiently walked over 12 miles to get
> to his South African house.
> Witnessing this spectacle, humans were obviously 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 and 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 his house prior to that day
> for well over a year!
> But yet they knew where they were going.> The elephants obviously wanted to pay their deep respects,
> honoring their friend who'd saved their lives - so much respect
> that they stayed for 2 days 2 nights.
> Then one morning, they left, making their long journey back home.