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Elephants Return In Huge Numbers From Wild- To Mourn Death Of Elephant Whisperer


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Posted 15 May 2012 - 12:20 AM



**If this doesn’t belong in ‘States Of Mind/Consciousness Topics’…don’t know what does. Elephants that returned to mourn the death of the Elephant Whisperer…I mean/’S’

*’Sweeps’ NOTE:
…This simply is a reminder to all ‘Consciously Mindful People’ and Lovers of Nature’s Mysteries…that ‘we’ as humans know nothing. But, maybe we can learn if we keep ‘our ear to the ground’ and extend our ‘being’ beyond ‘Self’ and ‘Ego’.

I’ve also put in a LINK to this story…but it is hoped that all who read this will revel in this ‘happening’ and be caused to ‘Wonder’. In today’s world we all need ‘a return to the wild and wonderful’…which civilization has taken from us and forbidden.

Enjoy and ‘wallow’ in this, and if you see why…the road to higher consciousness is still and readily open to you. Thank goodness…and thanks/’S’

For 12 hours, two herds of wild South African elephants slowly made their way through the Zululand bush until they reached the house of late author Lawrence Anthony, the conservationist who saved their lives.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.”

For two days the herds loitered at Anthony’s rural compound on the vast Thula Thula game reserve in the South African KwaZulu – to say good-bye to the man they loved. But how did they know he had died March 7? Known for his unique ability to calm traumatized elephants, Anthony had become a legend. He is the author of three books, Babylon Ark, detailing his efforts to rescue the animals at Baghdad Zoo during the Iraqi war, the forthcoming The Last Rhinos, and his bestselling The Elephant Whisperer.

There are two elephant herds at Thula Thula. According to his son Dylan, both arrived at the Anthony family compound shortly after Anthony’s death.“They had not visited the house for a year and a half and it must have taken them about 12 hours to make the journey,” Dylan is quoted in various local news accounts. “The first herd arrived on Sunday and the second herd, a day later. They all hung around for about two days before making their way back into the bush.”Elephants have long been known to mourn their dead. In India, baby elephants often are raised with a boy who will be their lifelong “mahout.” The pair develop legendary bonds – and it is not
uncommon for one to waste away without a will to live after the death of the other.

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