The Elephant Whisperer's herd returns to mournAuthor and legendary conservationist Lawrence Anthony died March 7. His family tells of a solemn procession on March 10 that defies human explanation.

For 12 hours, two herds of wild South African elephants slowly made their way through the Zululand bush until they reached the house of the conservationist who had died suddenly, the man who saved their lives. But how did they know he had died?

The formerly violent, rogue elephants, destined to be shot a few years ago as pests, were rescued and rehabilitated by Anthony, who had grown up in the bush and was known as the “Elephant Whisperer.”

He published his story in 2009 in a book entitled, The Elephant Whisperer: My Life with the Herd in the African Wild.

The herds loitered at Anthony’s rural compound in South African for two days – to say good-bye to the man they loved.

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