Dr Elephant Whisperer: UKZN honours Lawrence Anthony

2012-04-18 00:00

Lawrence Anthony’s son, Dylan, accepts the posthumous award of a honourary Doctor of Science degree to his father from UKZN Chancellor Dr Zweli Mkhize at UKZN’s College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science graduation ceremony in Westville last night. The occasion was bittersweet for his family — Anthony had been thrilled when he learned UKZN would honour him at the 2012 graduation ceremonies for a lifetime of conservation work. But after his sudden death at the age of 61 on March 2, it was left to Dylan to accept the award on his behalf. Twelve of Anthony’s closest family and friends attended the graduation ceremony to honour his memory and celebrate his remarkable achievements as a conservationist. UKZN’s executive director of corporate relations, Nomonde Mbadi, said: ‘Mr Anthony was indeed a rare and remarkable human being who has left a lasting legacy of goodwill and compassion.’

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