Lawrence Anthony devoted his life to making a difference and then, the unthinkable happened. Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, it was in 2006 that he married the love of his life, Francoise Malby-Anthony. Born in 1950, Lawrence had spent his life fighting for the freedom of animals that struggle at the hands of humans. Anthony had a well-known reputation in the conversationist world after he was a prominent person in the rescue of the Baghdad Zoo back in 2003.
His amazing work has been shown on news channels across the world, including CNN, CBS, BBC, Sky TV and more. In Zululand, South Africa, he and his wife opened the Thula Thula game reserve, where they adopted a herd of unruly elephants.
Anthony worked tirelessly to build trust and love with the elephants, so much so, that some couldn’t believe the bond he had with them. In 2012, an unexpected tragedy struck and it was what the elephants did next, that nobody could quite believe.
Sharing a taxi
Lawrence Anthony was a wonderful man, one who dedicated his life to protecting animals that humans had given up on. An international conservationist, environmentalist, and best-selling author, he continuously proved to the world that there is so much more to animals than what we think.
In 1987, while on vacation in London, Lawrence met the love of his life by accident, a beautiful woman named Francoise Malby. For her, however, meeting Lawrence definitely was not love at first sight, and thanks to a shortage in taxis, they were brought together. While waiting for a ride outside the hotel (that they both happened to be staying in), Francoise was asked if she would mind sharing a taxi.