I’m in the midst of reading my second Lawrence Anthony book, the first being “The Last Rhinos” which I completed about two months back. If you are interested in wildlife, animals, conservation or simply nature, this book is definitely for you. Have you read one of those books where you find it hard to put down and end up reading it in just a few days? This is one of those books. Set against the background of life on the reserve, with unforgettable characters and exotic wildlife, this is a delightful book that will appeal to animal lovers everywhere.
For those who are not familiar with Lawrence Anthony, he is the one whom the elephants visited his home after his passing. You would have read about it on Facebook or some social media site. You can also read about his conservation which doubles up as a wildlife retreat called Thula Thula, which I blogged about recently.
Quick overview of the book:
When South African conservationist Lawrence Anthony was asked to accept a herd of ‘rogue’ elephants on his Thula Thula game reserve in South Africa, his commonsense told him to refuse. But he was the herd’s last chance of survival – notorious escape artists, they would all be killed if Lawrence wouldn’t take them. He agreed, but before arrangements for the move could be completed the animals broke out again and the matriarch and her baby were shot. The remaining elephants were traumatised, dangerous, and very angry. As soon as they arrived at Thula Thula they started planning their escape.
The book is available at Kinokuniya (KLCC). Could not find it anywhere else. Do also get his other book, “The Last Rhinos”.