The Delight Makers Website reports that "For 12 hours, two herds of wild South African elephants slowly made their way through the Zululand bush until they reached the house of late author Lawrence Anthony, the conservationist who saved their lives. The formerly violent, rogue elephants, destined to be shot a few years ago as pests, were rescued and rehabilitated by Anthony, who had grown up in the bush and was known as the ‘Elephant Whisperer.’"
The elephants lingered there for two days, to say goodbye. But how did they know he died? There is some evidence that elephants communicate with each other–and with humans–telepathically.