Zululand Book Review Lawrence Anthony Elephant Whisperer

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Zululand Book Review Lawrence Anthony Elephant Whisperer

Zululand Book Review Lawrence Anthony Elephant Whisperer – Primarily a story about the unique relationship between Zululand conservationist, the late Lawrence Anthony, and a rogue elephant herd. The main setting is Anthony’s private game reserve Thula Thula situated a short distance outside Empangeni. The Elephant Whisperer, written by Anthony with Graham Spence, brings alive the sights and sounds, trials and tribulations of bush life in Zululand.

Zululand Book Review Lawrence Anthony Elephant Whisperer – Background

In 1999 Lawrence Anthony agrees to relocate a troublesome herd of elephants to Thula Thula or the elephants will face their demise through culling.

Zululand Book Review Lawrence Anthony Elephant Whisperer – The Relationship

Shortly after arriving at Thula Thula the herd, distrustful of humans, escaped. During their recapture Anthony comes to the realisation that he needs to develop a tactical advantage. Moving forward he focuses on establishing a bond with Nana, the wise and caring matriarch of the herd. He also develops a connection with the lone male Mnumzane (“Sir” in Zulu). In the story we are introduced to the different individuals in the herd and consequently develop our own special bond with these pachyderms.

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Zululand Book Review Lawrence Anthony Elephant Whisperer – The Man

From the narrative we learn the following about Lawrence Anthony:

  • He had a deep and passionate love and respect for all animals.
  • A profound understanding and respect for the Zulu culture, its people and the land they inhabit.
  • His commitment to protecting the wilderness for future generations.
  • His companionship with the most loyal of all animals, the faithful dog.

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Zululand Book Review Lawrence Anthony Elephant Whisperer – Comes Highly Recommended

In Lawrence Anthony’s own words, “Make no mistake, the title of this book is not about me for I make no claim to any special abilities. It is about the elephants – it was they who whispered to me and taught me how to listen”.

 

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Zululand Book Review Lawrence Anthony Elephant Whisperer

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