Just Think about this: Another behavior we can not understand


The Elephants Knew

And some will say there is no God,
try and tell  that to the elephants. . . .

BUT HOW DID THEY  KNOW?elephant-picture
Lawrence  Anthony,
a legend in  South Africa and author of 3 books including the bestseller,
The Elephant  Whisperer.
He 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, and
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 31 elephants had patiently walked over
12 hours
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,
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
1 1/2years.
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 without eating anything.
Then one  morning, they left, making their long journey
back home.



About Fr. Orthohippo

The blog of a retired Anglican priest (MSJ), his musings, journey, humor, wonderment, and comments on today's scene.
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