Thursday, July 4, 2013

Day 342: A tribute, without a word ...

A daily blog requires a subject.
Sometimes it just happens and I record it.
Sometimes I hunt it out.
Today's came in an e-mail from cousin Katha!

Lawrence Anthony, a South African ...
was an international conservationist, environmentalist, 
explorer and best selling author.

A legend, who bravely rescued Wildlife and
rehabilitated elephants all over the globe from human atrocities.

He rescued Baghdad Zoo animals during the 2003 invasion.

Lawrence Anthony died on March 7, 2012
He is remembered and missed by his wife, two sons,
2 grandsons and many elephants.

Photo by Tom Clynes

Two days after his passing, the wild elephants ...
showed up at his home. Led by two large matriarchs.

Photo by Tom Clynes

Separate wild herds, a total of 31 elephants walked over 
12 miles to say goodbye to their beloved man/friend.
Making their way solemnly, in a one-by-one queue.
They stayed for two days and 2 nights, not eating.
On the third morning, they left ...
 making the long journey back home.

elephant photo by Tom Clynes


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