Mike Picker is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Cape Town. His research focus on insect diversity and ecology in South Africa has resulted in the discovery of the new insect order Mantophasmatodea and the world’s first jumping cockroach. He has published 114 scientific papers and is senior author of the books Field Guide to Insects of South Africa and Alien & Invasive Animals – A South African Perspective.
Charles Griffiths is an Emeritus Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Cape Town, where he has worked for 45 years. He has participated in the discovery of over 100 species new to science and has published over 170 scientific papers, plus four other field guides, including the best-selling Two Oceans – A Guide the Marine Life of Southern Africa and Field Guide to the Insects of South Africa.
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 account 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, it is a delightful book that will appeal to animal lovers and adventurous souls everywhere.