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Lawrence Anthony, a legend in South Africa and author of 3 books including the bestseller The Elephant Whisperer. 
He bravely rescued wildlife and rehabilitated elephants all over the globe from human atrocities, including the courageous rescue of Baghdad Zoo animals during US invasion in 2003.

On March 7, 2012 Lawrence Anthony died. 
He is remembered and missed by his wife, 2 sons, 2 grandsons, and 
numerous elephants.

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 Two days after his passing, the wild elephants showed up at his home led by two large matriarchs. Separate wild herds arrived in droves to say goodbye to their beloved ‘man-friend’. 
A total of 31 elephants had patiently walked over 112 miles to get to his South African House.

Witnessing this spectacle, humans were obviously in awe not only 
because of the supreme intelligence and precise timing that these 
elephants sensed about Lawrence’s passing, but also because of 
the profound memory and emotion the beloved animals evoked 
in such an organized way: Walking slowly, for days, 
making their way in a solemn one-by-one queue from their habitat 
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 3 years! 
But yet they knew where they were going. The elephants obviously 
wanted to pay their deep respects, honoring their friend 
who’d saved their lives – so much respect that 
they stayed for 2 days 2 nights without eating anything. 
Then one morning, they left, making their long journey 
back home. 


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