September 2012 - Do Elephants Have Telepathy?
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Have you ever wondered if animals have telepathy? Through the years you’ve probably heard amazing animal stories about how lost dogs have found their way across the United States to be reunited with their owner. There are stories about how animals have nuzzled and awakened their owner who had fallen and become unconscious. Of course there are the fascinating stories of how Dolphins can heal a person or know when a person is in trouble in the water. In that spirit I want to share a truly inspiring and heartwarming story about a herd of elephants that came to pay tribute when their friend Lawrence Anthony passed away. How did they know? I hope this warms your heart as well.
Lawrence Anthony, a legend in South Africa and author of 3 books including the bestseller The Elephant Whisperer, bravely rescued wildlife and rehabilitated elephants all over the globe from human atrocities, including the courageous rescue of Baghdad Zoo animals during US invasion in 2003.
On March 7, 2012 Lawrence Anthony died. He is remembered and missed by his wife, 2 sons, 2 grandsons & numerous elephants.
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.
Lawrence's wife, Francoise, was especially touched, knowing that the elephants had not been to his house prior to that day for well over a year! But yet they knew where they were going. The elephants obviously wanted to pay their deep respects, honoring their friend who'd saved their lives - so much respect that they stayed for 2 days 2 nights. Then one morning, they left, making their long journey back home.
If you’d like to know more about this story just Google "Lawrence Anthony elephant death" and read some of the related articles and book reviews. Quite amazing.
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