Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, and raised in Zimbabwe, Zambia and Malawi, Lawrence Anthony was the owner of the 2 000-hectare Thula Thula Game Reserve in Zululand in KwaZulu Natal. He and his wife, Françoise, both lived there for many years with their family.
He was the “elephant whisperer”, the Indiana Jones of Conservation, a wildlife guru. He made an impact as an international conservationist, environmentalist, explorer at large and bestselling author. He will forever be remembered as a true pioneer of wildlife conservation.