The Elephant Whisperer : Learning About Life, Loyalty and Freedom From a Remarkable Herd of Elephants, Paperback Book

The Elephant Whisperer : Learning About Life, Loyalty and Freedom From a Remarkable Herd of Elephants Paperback

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When South African conservationist Lawrence Anthony was asked to accept a herd of 'rogue' elephants on his reserve at Thula Thula, his commonsense told him to refuse.

But he was the herd's last chance of survival - notorious escape artists, they would all be killed if Lawrence wouldn't take them.

He agreed, but before arrangements for the move could be completed the animals broke out again and the matriarch and her baby were shot.

The remaining elephants were traumatised and very angry.

As soon as they arrived at Thula Thula they started planning their escape...As Lawrence battled to create a bond with the elephants and save them from execution, he came to realise that they had a lot to teach him about love, loyalty and freedom.

Set against the background of life on the reserve, with unforgettable characters and exotic wildlife, this is a delightful book that will appeal to animal lovers everywhere.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384 pages, col. Illustrations, col. ports.
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Memoirs
  • ISBN: 9780330506687

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Besides it being a beautiful account of the interaction between the author and the ' difficult ' elephants, it gives you an insight into the life on a game reserve in S.A. I really enjoyed this book.

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An amazing account of one man's relationship with a herd of malevolent elephants. This is a rare insight into the intelligence of animals and how communication can be established between man and beast.I enjoyed this narrative immensely.

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