Happy World Elephant Day 12 August 2018 & Elephant Spoken Here Turns Three!
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Happy World Elephant Day 12 August 2018 & Elephant Spoken Here Turns Three!

Elephants are special in every way. Share your love of elephants and help save the species on this World Elephant Day.       Elephant Spoken Here celebrates our Third Anniversary on 12 August 2018. For there cannot be a world without elephants.     Watch a sweet newborn elephant on video “Elephant Baby – First … Continue reading »

Video Moment : Watch Egrets Enjoying the Afternoon Among Playful Baby Elephants & Their Elephant Herd in Sri Lanka
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Video Moment : Watch Egrets Enjoying the Afternoon Among Playful Baby Elephants & Their Elephant Herd in Sri Lanka

Egrets & elephants are not an unfamiliar sight. Watch them peacefully coexist on a lazy afternoon in Sri Lanka. “Playtime of Baby elephants” by cp wild Lanka on YouTube Image: CC Flickr: Mama elephant & her baby among the egrets in Sri Lanka   Continue reading »

Video Moment: Distraught Baby Elephant, Stuck on Her Back in a Ditch, is Rescued in India After Being Left Behind By Her Elephant Herd
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Video Moment: Distraught Baby Elephant, Stuck on Her Back in a Ditch, is Rescued in India After Being Left Behind By Her Elephant Herd

Sometimes it doesn’t matter how narrow or shallow the ditch, if you’re stuck, you’re stuck. Fortunately this little Asian elephant found that there are still kind humans left in this world to lend support to send one on its way. A recent elephant rescue in India, on video, proved just that. Distraught at the inability to … Continue reading »

Elephant Family Announces “The Elephants Are Back!” : Follow the Elephants All Over London as Elephant Parade London 2018 is in Full Swing to Raise Money & Awareness for Asian Elephants
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Elephant Family Announces “The Elephants Are Back!” : Follow the Elephants All Over London as Elephant Parade London 2018 is in Full Swing to Raise Money & Awareness for Asian Elephants

Elephant Parade is Back in London and Elephant Family was, again, there to welcome them. Elephant Parade London 2018 was officially launched 21 June 2018 (see their Facebook post on that date here) by HRH The Duchess of Cornwall, Joint President of Elephant Family   If not for a baby elephant named Mosha Elephant Parade would … Continue reading »

The Elephant Whisperer: My Life With the Herd in the African Wild by Lawrence Anthony with Graham Spence: Book Review Essay Part 7: Afterward
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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 7: Afterward

Afterward: Graham Spence January 2017: The co-author of The Elephant Whisperer was notified of the passing of his brother-in-law, Lawrence Anthony, in the early morning of 2 March 2012.  And though he had not been in recent good health this “indestructible” conservationist had succumbed to a final heart attack.     But before his death, … Continue reading »

The Elephant Whisperer:  My Life With the Herd in the African Wild by Lawrence Anthony with Graham Spence: Book Review Essay Part 6: Elephant Speak
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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 6: Elephant Speak

ELEPHANT SPEAK: It was magical, a “positive gentle communication” from Lawrence Anthony to his elephants. Sometimes The Elephant Whisperer would even sing. Yet part of that communication was non-verbal, “just being there doing nothing, saying nothing, (…purposefully ignoring them…) showing I was comfortable whether they were close by or not.”(ch. 6) “I had no idea … Continue reading »

The Elephant Whisperer: My Life With the Herd in the African Wild by Lawrence Anthony with Graham Spence: Book Review Essay Part 5: Memorable Moments
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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 5: Memorable Moments

 Memorable Moments First Encounter Initiated by the Elephants, As Nana and Baby Mandla Stood at the Boma Fence. “…suddenly I felt sheathed in a sense of contentment. Despite standing just a pace from this previously foul-tempered wild animal who until now would have liked nothing better than to kill me, I had never felt safer. … Continue reading »

The Elephant Whisperer: My Life With the Herd in the African Wild by Lawrence Anthony with Graham Spence: Book Review Essay Part 4 : Don’t Miss This
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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 4 : Don’t Miss This

 DON’T MISS THIS: ch. 14 Frankie & the Four Wheeler “I involuntarily sat down on the bike and looked up at the crinkled underside of Frankie’s throat in petrified wonder.” ch. 17 Nana’s & the Herd’s First Visit to the House, at 2am!  Of Nana: “I doubt whether many people have had a ten-foot five-ton … Continue reading »

The Elephant Whisperer:  My Life With the Herd in the African Wild by Lawrence Anthony with Graham Spence: Book Review Essay Part 3 : Meet the Elephants!
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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 3 : Meet the Elephants!

Meet the Elephants! NANA: Matriarch named in honor of Lawrence’s “mum” Regina, that name which she is affectionately known by her grandchildren. Nana’s sister (Mnumzane’s mother) had been the matriarch of this herd of “highly disturbed elephants” (ch. 2) before “she and her baby had been shot during the capture in Mpumalanga, their former home, … Continue reading »

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 »