The Elephant Whisperer Quotes

Lawrence Anthony
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As any game ranger in Africa knows, professional poachers will shoot first and shoot to kill.”
-- Lawrence Anthony (chapter 1 paragraph 9)

Importance: The author captures how ruthless the poachers he was constantly targeted by were.

The Zulus who live close to the land have a saying that if it rains on an inaugural occasion, that event will be blessed. For those in step with the natural worlds, rain is life. That day it didn’t just rain, it bucketed.”
-- Lawrence Anthony (chapter 3 paragraph 12)

Importance: Lawrence describes the deluge of rain on the day the elephants were being brought to Thula Thula. He hoped the Zulus were right and that it was a good omen.

… this was a dangerous, unsettled herd. A rogue herd. The risk of letting them remain in an area with rural settlements was too high. In conservation ‘speak’, that meant only one thing. The rangers were going to destroy the herd.”
-- Lawrence Anthony (chapter 5 paragraph 10)

Importance: Just after the herd arrived at Thula...

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