Earth Day 2018 : Make This Day Count, For Our Elephants
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Earth Day 2018 : Make This Day Count, For Our Elephants

Of Urgent Concern: A resurgence of interest, in the past couple of years, in lifting the ivory ban, has been voiced among 3 southern African countries (Namibia, Zimbabwe & South Africa), partly in response to Asia’s continuing call for ivory (used for meaningless trinkets). This is just one of the threats (including global warming & … Continue reading »

Stand By Your Elephant:  Sign the Petition Initiated by Wildlife SOS India: JUSTICE FOR LAXMI : Help Save And Rescue Indian Elephants Held Captive & Suffering Unspeakable Abuse Like Laxmi the Elephant Who Was Starved & Beaten to Death
Stand By Your Elephant or Petitions / Initiatives / Legislation Intended to Protect Our Elephants

Stand By Your Elephant: Sign the Petition Initiated by Wildlife SOS India: JUSTICE FOR LAXMI : Help Save And Rescue Indian Elephants Held Captive & Suffering Unspeakable Abuse Like Laxmi the Elephant Who Was Starved & Beaten to Death

Unlike another Laxmi the elephant who was rescued by Wildlife SOS India in 2013, whose story had a happy ending, this Laxmi the elephant, also a “begging elephant” held captive at the hands of cruel owners, (an “illegally held” elephant at that) has died. This petition, to bring attention to rampant elephant abuse & to … Continue reading »

The Elephant Whisperer:  My Life With the Herd in the African Wild by Lawrence Anthony with Graham Spence: Book Review Essay Part 2 : Team Thula Thula
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The Elephant Whisperer: My Life With the Herd in the African Wild by Lawrence Anthony with Graham Spence: Book Review Essay Part 2 : Team Thula Thula

Team Thula Thula   Lawrence Anthony: aka The Elephant Whisperer    Mkhulu, his Zulu name meant “grandfather but not in the limited Western sense”…as “Zulus venerate maturity” this was definitely seen “as a compliment”. (ch. 4) His first encounter with Francoise. (p. 25) These were “among my favourite animals …the honey badger or ratel … … Continue reading »

Our African Elephants Will Never Forget Your Kindness: Elephant Conservationist Dame Daphne Sheldrick Has Died, Age 83
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Our African Elephants Will Never Forget Your Kindness: Elephant Conservationist Dame Daphne Sheldrick Has Died, Age 83

Even as Dame Daphne Sheldrick so bravely fought against the breast cancer that would take her life on 12 April 2018 at age 83, she was always thinking of her elephants and how she could make it better for them. In a 14 October 2017 facebook message she spoke of the newest addition to the … Continue reading »

The Elephant Whisperer:  My Life With the Herd in the African Wild by Lawrence Anthony with Graham Spence: Book Review Essay Part 1 : Wondrous Beyond Words
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The Elephant Whisperer: My Life With the Herd in the African Wild by Lawrence Anthony with Graham Spence: Book Review Essay Part 1 : Wondrous Beyond Words

The Elephant Whisperer is Wondrous Beyond Words This is more than just a book it is a spiritual journey that holds your attention until the very end. It is a primer on life taught by the elephants really, as Lawrence Anthony always said it was the elephants who spoke to him, he just listened. (Prologue) … Continue reading »