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 »

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 »

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 »

It’s Easy to Speak Elephant, Using Authentic Elephant Sounds & Gestures, With the “Hello in Elephant” Translator & The Best Part is You Are Helping to “Raise Awareness For African Elephants” in the Process
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It’s Easy to Speak Elephant, Using Authentic Elephant Sounds & Gestures, With the “Hello in Elephant” Translator & The Best Part is You Are Helping to “Raise Awareness For African Elephants” in the Process

In the many years that Dr. Joyce Poole has spent researching & observing elephants she has always had elephant conservation utmost in her mind. Now her catalog of African elephant “signals & gestures” can be used not only to entertain but to save the lives of the endangered species as well. Together with The David … Continue reading »

Prayers Needed For Fragile Baby Elephant Named Ewaso Who Was Rescued at Just 8 Days Old From Rain-Swollen River in Kenya
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Prayers Needed For Fragile Baby Elephant Named Ewaso Who Was Rescued at Just 8 Days Old From Rain-Swollen River in Kenya

Just moments before plunging into the boisterous waters of the Ewaso Ng’iro River this tiny elephant calf was seen in a panic, searching desperately for the mother that she was definitely too young to be separated from. And ever since her rescue, by “brave staff and guests at the nearby Elephant Bedroom Camp” in Kenya, … Continue reading »

Today is the Day: Global March For Elephants and Rhinos: Save Elephants From Extinction
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Today is the Day: Global March For Elephants and Rhinos: Save Elephants From Extinction

“We March Against Extinction and demand governments take action to stop the poaching of elephants and rhinos and end the trade in ivory and rhino horn.” GMFER website     Global March For Elephants & Rhinos.   Elephant activists and elephant advocates are helping to save elephants by making their voices “herd “.     … Continue reading »

Celebrate National Elephant Appreciation Day 22 September 2017 & Share in This VIDEO Moment as an Elephant Herd Celebrates the Life of a Newborn Baby Elephant
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Celebrate National Elephant Appreciation Day 22 September 2017 & Share in This VIDEO Moment as an Elephant Herd Celebrates the Life of a Newborn Baby Elephant

Every year a special day has been set aside to show how much we admire and respect the most amazing animal on this planet, the elephant. This day is called National Elephant Appreciation Day, it falls on September 22nd, and what more can we do to show our appreciation for elephants than by helping to … Continue reading »

Happy World Elephant Day 12 August 2017
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Happy World Elephant Day 12 August 2017

Elephants need us this day, WORLD ELEPHANT DAY (Saturday 12 August 2017), and everyday throughout the year in order to survive. Show your support for our elephants in the wild (stop poaching & stop the illegal ivory trade) and our elephants in captivity (end elephant abuse). Become an elephant advocate.  Become an elephant activist. Become a … Continue reading »

Remembering Our Sweet Packy : 14 April 1962 – 9 February 2017 :  Dear Packy … May Your Death Not Be in Vain…
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Remembering Our Sweet Packy : 14 April 1962 – 9 February 2017 : Dear Packy … May Your Death Not Be in Vain…

Dear Packy: We have loved you from the moment you came into this world on 14 April 1962 at The Oregon Zoo, or we would have loved you then, had we been born. Just like any sweet baby elephant that arrives, you were irresistible, surely front page news, as your future offspring were. You were … Continue reading »