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Elephants Journey to Pay Respect...But How Did They Know?

Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife )

- 1950 days ago -
In March of 2012, for 12 hours, two herds of wild South African elephants slowly made their way through the Zululand bush until they reached the house of late author Lawrence Anthony, the conservationist who had saved their lives.

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Patrick Donovan (344)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 6:16 am
Elephants are viewed as providing good luck in love by many. We received a set of porcelain elephants as a wedding gift. It is one of favorites and one of the few I actually remember.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 11:16 am
What a lovely story Think i will buy that book They knew Lawrence Anthony thats for sure like one of their own Elephants are so clever How can they kill them so needlessly like they are doing now Its heartbreaking

noted & thank you

S S (0)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 11:37 am
Thank you.

Anne W (11)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 11:44 am
Amazing story. Very moving. Thank you SO MUCH for sharing it.

David C (129)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 11:57 am
wow, amazing..........

Dianne D (490)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 12:51 pm
Animals are amazing and we have a lot to learn from them. They all fear joy and pain like we do and all deserve the opportunity to live.

michelle t (41)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 12:58 pm
All animals have souls and display compassion.I can't say the same about a large percentage of the human species.

De D (96)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 1:39 pm
Somehow animals have their own way of knowing. I am looking forward to reading this book. Thanks for posting.

Joyce Schwartz (0)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 1:48 pm
this is such a lovely story

Vera Taylor (46)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 2:25 pm
Kye J you got the whole thing. people just dont listen.

Ruth M (235)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 2:26 pm
Elephants are wonderful animals its a pity poachers won't leave them alone!!!

valda p (13)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 2:36 pm
So sad-the elephants have lost someone who really loved and cared for them -their champion,to whom they paid homage -who can they rely on to protect them now?they are more family orientated than some of us humans-they fiercly protect their young ,all they want is to roam as they always have -but that species -man only wants to kill them for their tusks to make -trinkets and weird potions -I hope they can be protectedand live in -peace.

Nelson Baker (0)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 2:43 pm
Animals are very intelligent and they never cease to amaze me.

Christeen A (371)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 3:27 pm
Thanks for sharing this lovely story. Hopefully for the elephants someone will step up for their hero and help care for them.

Elizabeth M (65)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 3:31 pm
Noted with many thanks for posting this article of the Elephant Whisperer'. A truly remarkable article where we can sense the wonderous 'interconnectedness' of all beings. It is when we reflect on the elephants who befriended this man, whose heart stops and hundreds of elephants hearts are grieving, and the strong feeling that they had to migrate to this man's house, and stay for a couple of days.
It amazes me how little a lot of us know about animals.

Autumn S (151)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 4:07 pm
Beautiful :) TY Cher

Birgit W (160)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 4:45 pm
Thank you

janet f (29)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 5:02 pm
What an extraordinary man. He deserves to be mourned by the animals who have clearly learned to love and respect him. If there were more people like him in the world, it would be a much better place. RIP, Mr. Anthony.

Ruth C (87)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 5:33 pm
Some people just think that animals don't feel pain or suffer for one of their own when they die, that is so untrue.

Winnie A (179)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 6:35 pm

SusanAWAY A (219)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 11:31 pm
Wow, what an interesting story. I really enjoyed reading it. I will look for the book. Shared.

Carol H (229)
Monday February 25, 2013, 4:58 am
interesting, thank you Cher

Yvonne F (181)
Sunday April 7, 2013, 10:02 am
As they say, they never forget!!! Fantastic!!! Thanks for posting this, Cher
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