Don't you wish we were as smart as elephants?
Jul 13, 2012
Lawrence Anthony, the "elephant whisperer" from South Africa, died on March 7, 2012. Two herds of elephants came to his house to pay their respects.
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 20 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.
Dr. Stephen Jones