Why this book?
The Elephant Whisperer is a fast-paced, easy-to-read story about one man’s desire to create a safe and comfortable place in Africa for threatened wildlife species. The author’s quest is turned upside down when he acquires an aggressive, traumatized, and unmanageable elephant herd. He is forced to use his intuition to form a bond with the herd’s matriarch, to stop them from breaking out of enclosures and causing major damage to neighboring communities. It was a book I couldn’t put down; I highly recommend this book packed with information about the majestic, wild, African, elephant. As his plans frequently unravel the main character is forever changing strategy. The threat of poachers within his own guard, acquisitions of new unruly wildlife, and changing internal conditions, challenge him in non-conventional ways which he manages bravely and creatively.
Why should I read it?
What is this book about?
When South African conservationist Lawrence Anthony was asked to accept a herd of "rogue" wild elephants on his Thula Thula game reserve in Zululand, his common sense told him to refuse. But he was the herd's last chance of survival: they would be killed if he wouldn't take them. In order to save their lives, Anthony took them in. In the years that followed he became a part of their family. And as he battled to create a bond with the elephants, he came to realize that they had a great deal to teach him about life, loyalty, and freedom.…