The wildlife is astounding, and what these majestic creatures have done is beyond description! Elephants are known for being highly intelligent creatures, and the way this wildlife interacts with humans as well as other animals is unimaginable.
In March 2012, renowned conservationist and author Lawrence Anthony, known as “The Elephant Whisperer” died. His family talked about the solemn procession of elephants, which is difficult to explain. Two herds of wild South African elephants traveled for nearly 12 hours to KwaZulu-Natal to visit Lawrence Anthony’s home. What’s really surprising is that none of these elephants were warned in any way about Lawrence’s home.
The Earth Organization’s founder, Lawrence Anthony, rescued and rehabilitated thousands of helpless elephants and other stray wildlife. Dylan Anthony now takes charge of the sanctuary and continues the legacy of his deceased father. It was Lawrence’s son who remembered the surprising gesture the two herds of elephants made in honor of his father.
“They haven’t visited the house in a year and a half, and it must have taken about 12 hours to get home,” Dylan said. “The first group arrived on Sunday and the second group arrived a day later. They all hang out for about two days before going back to the bush.”
The reason for the elephant’s journey is easy to understand, but no one can find an explanation of how they actually found out “the whisperer” had gone! “A good man died suddenly,” said Rabbi Leila Gal Berner, Ph.D.”… miles away, feeling lost to a beloved human friend, two herds of elephants marched in a solemn, almost burial line, and visited a sad family at Lawrence’s house.”
Rabbi Leila explained, “If there’s ever been a time we could truly experience the miraculous interconnection of all beings, it was when we thought of the Thula Thula elephants. Human hearts stop and hundreds of elephant hearts mourn. This man’s heart of infinite love has provided healing to these elephants, and now they come to pay tribute to their friend.”