The Elephant Whisperer Setting & Symbolism

Lawrence Anthony
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Thula Thula

Lawrence Anthony was the proprietor and operator of Thula Thula a large African game reserve in central Zululand. The reserve was 5,000 acres of “primal Africa.” Thula Thula had been a hunting ranch before Lawrence and his fiancée, Francoise, purchased it. The reserve is the oldest private game reserve in the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal. The reserve had been the exclusive hunting grounds of King Shaka who founded the Zulu nation in the early nineteenth century. The rich wildlife that flocked to the reserve was a lure to hunters from around the world. The moment that Anthony purchased the reserve was the moment that all forms of hunting stopped.

Animal’s Night Vision

Animals are at a distinct advantage over humans in many ways. At night their superiority is intensified by their excellent night vision. A reflective membrane behind the iris of most animals serves...

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