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Lawrence Anthony


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 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 an 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.


         When the power of love is stronger than the love of power
the world will know peace.

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