The Elephant Whisperer: My Life with the Herd in the African Wild (Elephant Whisperer, 1) by Lawrence Anthony
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Lawrence Anthony devoted his life to animal conservation, protecting the world's endangered species. Then he 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. The Elephant Whisperer is a heartwarming, exciting, funny, and sometimes sad memoir of Anthony's experiences with these huge yet sympathetic creatures. Set against the background of life on an African game reserve, with unforgettable characters and exotic wildlife, Anthony's unrelenting efforts at animal protection and his remarkable connection with nature will inspire animal lovers and adventurous souls everywhere.
Steve Bloom is an internationally bestselling wildlife photographer and the author of Thames & Hudsons bestselling publication, Elephant!. Here, eighty of his stunning photographs and an entertaining text by David Henry Wilson capture every aspect of this wonderful creatures life and world. Why do elephants flap their ears? How much do they eat? Why do they roll in mud? This book answers these questions and many more, including intriguing facts about elephants trunks, tusks and tails, their families and friends, what they get up to from dawn to dusk, and the special relationship between elephants and humans and elephants and other animals.
"Stand Back," Said the Elephant, "I'm Going to Sneeze!" by Patricia Thomas
Publisher: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books
All the animals are in a panic. The elephant's sneeze would blow the monkeys out of the trees, the feathers off the birds, the stripes off the zebra. Even the fish and the fly, the crocodile and the kangaroo, know what a catastrophe that sneeze would be. "Please don't sneeze!" they beg. . . . The classic story of an enormous sneeze in the marking, told in sprightly nonsense verse, has been newly illustrated in full color to delight a new generation of fans.
Love, Life, and Elephants: An African Love Story by Daphne Sheldrick
"Astonishing...You may be tempted after the last page to sell all your possessions and join [Sheldrick's] cause."—The Boston Globe The first person to successfully raise newborn elephants, Dame Daphne Sheldrick has saved countless African animals from certain death. In this indelible and deeply heartfelt memoir, Daphne tells of her remarkable career as a conservationist and introduces us to a whole host of orphans—including Bushy, a liquid-eyed antelope, and the majestic elephant Eleanor. Yet she also shares the incredible human story of her relationship with David Sheldrick, the famous Tsavo National Park warden whose death inspired the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and the orphans' nursery, where Daphne works to this day. From her tireless campaign to preserve Kenya's wildlife to the astonishing creatures she befriended along the way, Love, Life, and Elephants is alive with compassion and humor, providing rare insight into the life of one of the world's most fascinating women.
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