The Elephant Whisperer: My Life with the Herd in the African Wild

The Elephant Whisperer: My Life with the Herd in the African Wild

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By (author) Lawrence Anthony, With Graham Spence

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  • Publisher: St Martin's Press
  • Format: Paperback | 384 pages
  • Dimensions: 137mm x 208mm x 28mm | 340g
  • Publication date: 25 May 2012
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 125000781X
  • ISBN 13: 9781250007810
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Illustrations note: col. Illustrations
  • Sales rank: 13,883

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When South African conservationist Lawrence Anthony was asked to accept a herd of "rogue" wild 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: they would be killed if he wouldn't take them. In order to save their lives, Anthony took them in. In the years that followed he became a part of their family. And as he battled to create a bond with the elephants, he came to realize that they had a great deal to teach him about life, loyalty, and freedom. Set against the background of life on an African game reserve, "The Elephant Whisperer" is a heart-warming, exciting, funny, and sometimes sad account of Anthony's experiences with these huge yet sympathetic creatures.

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Author information

LAWRENCE ANTHONY is an acclaimed conservationist and founder of The Earth Organization. He received the UN's Earth Day award for his work in Baghdad. He lives in Zululand, South Africa. GRAHAM SPENCE is a journalist and editor. Originally from South Africa, he lives in England. Together they also wrote "Babylon's Ark: the Incredible Wartime Rescue of the Baghdad Zoo."

Review quote

"An inspiring, multifaceted account, Anthony's book offers fascinating insights into the lives of wild elephants in the broader context of Zulu culture in post-Apartheid South Africa." (Publishers Weekly)"