The Elephant Whisperer by Lawrence Anthony

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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.

The Elephant Whisperer is a heartwarming, exciting, funny, and sometimes sad account of Anthony's experiences with these huge yet sympathetic creatures. Set against the background of life on an African game reserve, with unforgettable characters and exotic wildlife, it is a delightful book that will appeal to animal lovers and adventurous souls everywhere.


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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.
Published November 10, 2009 by Thomas Dunne Books. 381 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Biographies & Memoirs, Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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South African conservationist and Earth Organization founder Anthony spins the uplifting story of his wildlife reserve.

May 20 2010 | Read Full Review of The Elephant Whisperer

Suite 101

Lawrence Anthony's account of gaining the trust of a herd of traumatized elephants due to be shot is a touching testimony of his commitment to these magnificent giants.

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The telephone call was a plea rather than an invitation: Would you be willing to take a herd of wild elephants?

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Wilson Pulitzer Prize-Winning Biologist Author of On Human Nature Sat 11 Tix are available at Sun7:30 @Powells the first collection of short fiction from Jess Walter, is a suite of diverse, often comic stories Saturday the 2nd, 10am / Powell’s City of Books ...

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