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When South African conservationist Lawrence Anthony 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 account 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, it is a delightful book that will appeal to animal lovers and adventurous souls everywhere.

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    This is definitely one of the must read books. It's quite amazing looking at Lawrence Anthony's life and his connection with the wild elephants. Makes us realize that there are more to animals than what has been discovered by science so far.

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    one of the best reads in a long time about conservation and conservationist. It was easy to read yet not boring. It covered a lifestyle in Africa that is quietly achieving what all wild life animal warriors want to see happen, yet at the same time running a working property. A very fine balance of work, life and conservation.

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    Beautiful

    Such a joy to read, very moving.

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    Well written, informative, compelling, heartful. My ideas and feelings about elephants are changed forever.

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    Eye opener

    A refreshing look at the reality of wild elephants. Shows their intelligence but takes them out of the perceived innocence of circus animals.

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