A story of pure love & connection

A story of pure love & connection

Elephants have an undeniable connection to humans; they exhibit intelligence and behaviors not typically observed in the animal kingdom. These “human animals” have a long life span, demonstrate high levels of intelligence, close family bonds and emotional attachment.

Elephants are expressive creatures; they are capable of expressing joy, love, fury, distress, anger, grief, compassion, love, they also display envy, jealousy, throw tantrums and are fiercely competitive. I observed elephants entwining trunks, touching, caressing and lovingly greeting each other, and it appeared as though they were smiling in enjoyment on several occasions.

Elephants also appear to grieve deeply for lost loved ones.  Elephant’s capacity for sadness and grief is unique amongst members of the animal world.

I would like to share a story about elephants - This story is a testimony of pure love and connection. It is a story that reached widespread attention.  I believe this story resonates with so many because it highlights the deep interconnection we have with nature and animals. It touches part of us that recognizes what is missing in many modern lives. 

The Elephant Whisperer Story

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.

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, a group of wild elephants Anthony helped to rescue, travelled to his  home.   Separate wild herds arrived to say goodbye to their beloved man-friend.

A total of 20 elephants had patiently walked over 12 miles to get to his South African house.

It is hard to say how the elephants could have sensed his passing.  Humans were in awe by the  supreme intelligence and precise timing that this demonstrated. ese elephants sensed Lawrence's passing.

Walking slowly - for days - making their way in a solemn one-by-one procession 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!

The elephants  stayed for 2 days 2 nights, in a silent vigil. 

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