UPDATE: Elephants Who Appeared To Mourn Their Human Friend Remain Protected
Back in March, Lawrence Anthony, a conservationist and author known as “The Elephant Whisperer”, passed away. After his death, although they were not alerted to the event, a group of wild elephants Anthony helped to rescue and rehabilitate travelled to his house in the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal. They stood around the house in an apparent vigil for two days, and then dispersed. Today, the elephants are “completely wild and doing fine” according to Graham Spence, Anthony’s brother-in-law and co-author of three books.