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October 2022 Meeting
October 6, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 am
Topic: The Elephants of Thula Thula
Francoise will share her powerful and gripping story of how she and her husband Lawrence Anthony setup Thula Thula, his passing and her subsequent determination to keep the reserve and their herd of extraordinary rescued elephants safe on the land. The expansion of the reserve, the obstacles, the ongoing battle with poachers and the importance of conservation and community involvement in that endeavor.
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Guest Speaker: Francoise Malby-Anthony
Françoise Malby-Anthony was born in the south of France, brought up in Paris, and has lived in South Africa since 1987. She founded the Thula Thula game reserve in 1998 with her late husband, the renowned conservationist and bestselling author Lawrence Anthony. When Lawrence died in 2012, Françoise took over the running of the reserve and is equally passionate about conservation. She was the driving force behind setting up a wildlife rehabilitation centre at the reserve to care for orphaned animals.