Elephant Herds Travel 12 Hours To Show Their Love To The Human Who Rescued Them

Wild animals never fail to surprise, and what these magnificent beasts accomplished is beyond human comprehension.

Elephants are renowned to be very intelligent creatures, and the way these wild animals communicate with other species, as well as humans, is beyond comprehension.




Credit: Lawrence Anthony

Lawrence Anthony, known as “The Elephant Whisperer” and a well-known conservationist, died in March 2012. His relatives described a solemn parade of elephants that they couldn’t quite comprehend.

Two herds of wild South African elephants traveled over 12 hours to visit Lawrence Anthony’s home in KwaZulu-Natal.

What’s even more astonishing is that none of the elephants have been notified in any manner to Lawrence’s residence.

Credit: Lawrence Anthony

Countless vulnerable elephants and other neglected wild creatures have been saved and rehabilitated by Lawrence Anthony, the founder of the Earth Organization.

Dylan Anthony is now in charge of the reserve, carrying on his father’s legacy. Lawrence’s kid was the one who remembered the wonderful gesture made by the two elephant herds in his father’s honor.

Credit: Lawrence Anthony

“They hadn’t been to the house in over a year and a half, and the trip must have took them approximately 12 hours,” Dylan recalled.

“The first herd came on Sunday, followed by the second herd the next day. They all lingered for almost two days before heading back into the woods.”




Credit: Lawrence Anthony

While the purpose for the elephants’ journey is clear, no one has been able to explain how they discovered “the whisperer” had gone.

“A fine guy died unexpectedly,” stated Rabbi Leila Gal Berner, Ph.D. “…from kilometers away, two herds of elephants moved in a sad, almost ‘funeral’ procession to pay a visit to the mourning family at the Lawrence’s house, understanding that they had lost a valued human friend.”

“Reflecting on the elephants of Thula Thula is a time when we can genuinely appreciate the marvelous connectivity of all animals,” Rabbi Leila stated.

“A man’s heart stops, and the hearts of hundreds of elephants grieve.” These elephants were healed by this man’s oh-so-abundantly loving heart, and today they come to pay loving respect to their comrade.”