The Elephant Whisperer: My Life with the Herd in the African Wild

The Elephant Whisperer: My Life with the Herd in the African Wild

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Lawrence Anthony devoted his life to animal conservation, protecting the world's endangered species. Then he was asked to accept a herd of rogue wild elephants on his Thula Thula game reserve in Zululand. His common sense told him to refuse, but he was the herd's last chance of survival: they would be killed if he wouldn't take them.

In order to save their lives, Anthony took them in. In the years that followed he became a part of their family. And as he battled to create a bond with the elephants, he came to realize that they had a great deal to teach him about life, loyalty, and freedom.

The Elephant Whisperer is a heartwarming, exciting, funny, and sometimes sad memoir of Anthony's experiences with these huge yet sympathetic creatures. Set against the background of life on an African game reserve, with unforgettable characters and exotic wildlife, Anthony's unrelenting efforts at animal protection and his remarkable connection with nature will inspire animal lovers and adventurous souls everywhere.

Author: Lawrence Anthony, Graham Spence
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Published: 05/22/2012
Pages: 384
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.82lbs
Size: 8.27h x 5.52w x 1.04d
ISBN: 9781250007810

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 6.1
Point Value: 8
Interest Level: Middle Grade
Quiz #/Name: 192023 / Elephant Whisperer (Adapted for Young Readers)

About the Author

Lawrence Anthony (1950-2012) founded the Thula Thula wildlife reserve in Zululand, South Africa; launched The Lawrence Anthony Foundation; and received the UN's Earth Day award for his efforts to save the animals of the Baghdad Zoo. With Graham Spence, he is the author of Babylon's Ark: The Incredible Wartime Rescue of the Baghdad Zoo, The Elephant Whisperer: My Life with the Herd in the African Wild, and The Last Rhinos: My Battle to Save One of the World's Greatest Creatures.

GRAHAM SPENCE is a journalist and editor. Originally from South Africa, he lives in England. Together they also wrote Babylon's Ark: the Incredible Wartime Rescue of the Baghdad Zoo.