The Elephant Whisperer Dies. The Elephant’s Journey to Pay Respect, But How Did They Know?

Proverbs 30: 24 – God made the animals “instinctively wise.”

 

 

 

The Elephants  Knew

And  some will say there is no God, try and tell that to the elephants.  . . .

THE ELEPHANT’S JOURNEY TO PAY RESPECT,
BUT HOW DID  THEY KNOW?

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 Zooanimals 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.
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 12 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, honouring 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.

SOMETHING IN THE UNIVERSE IS  GREATER AND DEEPER THAN HUMAN INTELLIGENCE.