The Elephant Whisperer: My Life with the Herd in the African Wild
- 01 Jun 2012
- 384 pages - 140 x 210mm
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. Set against the background of life on an African game reserve, The Elephant Whisperer is a heart-warming, exciting, funny, and sometimes sad account of Anthony’s experiences with these huge yet sympathetic creatures.
“An inspiring, multifaceted account, Anthony’s book offers fascinating insights into the lives of wild elephants in the broader context of Zulu culture in post-Apartheid South Africa.“—Publishers Weekly