The Secret world of Animal Intelligence…

The Secret world of Animal Intelligence…

I found this story yesterday and checked to make sure it was legit…..but the results were inconclusive.  So let me know if you find out otherwise….BTW I’m so tired of being duped by Hollywood…..we all do have to be careful that we’re not just trudging along like a bunch of lemurs.  Ever since the Animal Channel ran that multi-hour “Mockumentary” about “mermaids” which I sat through INANELY from beginning to end, I’m afraid I’ve gotten to be a little jaded.  Seriously that irks me to no end…..we have so much great stuff we can learn and discover in this world…..what was the purpose of not only CREATING but having all of us sit through something that wasn’t even true?…..especially because they made it out TO be true.  We could have been doing something constructive….something that added to our purpose and being instead of deducted from it.  I promise you something, I will never share anything with you that’s not true, on purpose.

Lawrence Anthony

Lawrence Anthony, a legend in South Africa and author of 3 books including the bestseller, “The Elephant Whisperer.” He bravely rescued wildlife and rehabilitated elephants all over the globe from human atrocities, including the courageous rescue of Baghdad Zoo animals during the US invasion in 2003. On March 7, 2012 Lawrence Anthony died.  He is remembered and missed by his wife, 2 sons, 2 grandsons, and numerous elephants. Two days after his passing, the wild elephants showed up at his home led by two large matriarchs. Separate wild herds arrived in droves to say goodbye to their beloved ‘man-friend’. A total of 31 elephants had patiently walked over 12 miles to get to his South African House.  Witnessing elephants walkingthis spectacle, humans

were obviously in awe not only because of the supreme intelligence and precise timing that these elephants sensed about Lawrence’s passing, but also because of the profound memory and emotion the beloved animals evoked in such an organized way: Walking slowly, for days, making their way in a solemn one-by-one queue from their habitat to his house.

Lawrence’s wife, Francoise, was especially touched, knowing that the elephants had not been to his house prior to that day for well over 3 years! But yet they knew where they were going. The elephants obviously wanted to pay their deep respects, honoring their friend who’d saved their lives – so much respect that they stayed for 2 days 2 nights without eating anything. Then one morning, they left, making their long journey back home.


  Perhaps Animals are more intelligent and cognizant that we realize?  We humans have industrialized and commercialized the “manufacture” of animals and do you suppose that some day we’ll find out that these animals have a brand of intelligence that matches or even exceeds that which we have as humans?  All I can say is think about it.  Think about it…..



  1. Bradley
    Aug 4, 2013

    Your closing comment is very true…. I have not spent time with elephants but have put the effort in with Wild Mustang and Burros.
    10 years of understudying with a daily involvement.
    I’m always wondering when one will break the code of silence and start talking like MR. ED.

    • Emily
      Aug 5, 2013

      Very cool Brad…..I have been reading a book by this chick named Martha Beck (Finding your way in a wild new world) and she went to Africa where someone taught her how to do “horse whispering” It’s very close to the top of my list of things to do yet with the rest of my life.

      • Bradley
        Aug 5, 2013

        I met Monte Roberts and did a few workshops with him…
        He is a Horsewisperrrr too.

        I live in the far high Dessert burbs outside of L.A.
        in a small horse community. I had horses while Kamryn was in her youth. I still have the horse trailer and Truck. and a lot of horse gear. and I rent a guest house on a horse boarding farm. lol
        I would still have horses but my spare time is little sparse.
        But all I have to do is walk outside and pick a horse to talk too.

        • Emily
          Aug 5, 2013

          Sounds like heaven to me……I would love to come ride for a while. I need a little break for sure. I’ve been working for YEARS straight without a vacation so it starts to wear on you after a while for sure. God bless you for being able to do it. What a gift. Em

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