The Elephant Whisperer

My Life with the Herd in the African Wild

By Lawrence Anthony; Graham Spence
(Thomas Dunne Books, Hardcover, 9780312565787, 368pp.)

Publication Date: November 10, 2009

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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.

About the Author
Lawrence Anthony (1950-2012) founded the Thula Thula wildlife reserve in Zululand, South Africa; launched The Lawrence Anthony Foundation; and received the UN's Earth Day award for his efforts to save the animals of the Baghdad Zoo. With Graham Spence, he is the author of "Babylon's Ark: The Incredible Wartime Rescue of the Baghdad Zoo", "The Elephant Whisperer: My Life with the Herd in the African Wild", and "The Last Rhinos: My Battle to Save One of the World's Greatest Creatures".

GRAHAM SPENCE is a journalist and editor. Originally from South Africa, he lives in England. Together he and Lawrence Anthonywrote "Babylon's Ark: the Incredible Wartime Rescue of the Baghdad Zoo".
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