The Last Rhinos: The Powerful Story of One Man's Battle to Save a SpeciesPaperback
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- Publisher: Sidgwick & Jackson Ltd
- Format: Paperback | 384 pages
- Dimensions: 153mm x 234mm x 26mm | 466g
- Publication date: 12 April 2012
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 0283071621
- ISBN 13: 9780283071621
- Edition statement: Opem market ed
- Sales rank: 534,143
This is another extraordinary story of life on a South African game reserve from the authors of "The Elephant Whisperer". Life on Lawrence Anthony's game reserve, Thula Thula, is rarely dull, what with spitting cobras endangering his rangers and the unpredictable behaviour of his herd of elephants. But at least his orphaned rhino Heidi is calm around people, and a favourite of staff and guests alike. Until she is brutally slaughtered for her horn. Furious and heartsick, Lawrence heads off to track down the poachers, but also embarks on a bid to save the Congo's last few northern white rhino from extinction. Diplomatic efforts are failing, so he takes action himself, flying into a warzone to negotiate with rebels. Will he survive his most dangerous adventure yet, and will Thula Thula survive the drought that threatens the region? Peopled with unforgettable characters - from the local witch doctor to eccentric conservationist Brendan and the elephants who have such an extraordinary bond with Lawrence, "The Last Rhinos" is a sometimes funny, sometimes moving, always gripping read.
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Lawrence Anthony is a highly respected conservationist and founder of The Earth Organization. His previous titles are The Elephant Whisperer and Babylon's Ark. Graham Spence is a freelance journalist and author.
Praise for Lawrence Anthony --"The Guardian "(UK) "Anthony has made a difference in the lives of many magnificent animals who otherwise would have been lost to the world." --MARC BEKOFF, author of "The Emotional Lives of Animals""" "In my thirty-five years of studying man/animal communication I have met only a few individuals who have the ability to enter into the metaphysical realm of the exotic animal. Lawrence Anthony has been there and back." --RALPH HELFER, author of "Modoc""Anthony's enthusiasm and obvious love for the bush shine through in hair-raising, sad, and funny tales."--"Booklist""Anthony deserves tremendous credit for his fearlessness and perseverance in rescuing countless animals against all odds." --"The Explorer's Journal"