Friday, December 18, 2009
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
The crew and I are back from Africa. The project is moving along just as planned so stay tuned for the second documentary and the second book about CHRIS GALLUCCI THE ELEPHANT MAN!
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Last minute details are all figured out. All the gear is checked and ready. Nothing else left to do. The next time you hear from me, I will be in Africa with elephants and with my crew. So stay tuned. This is gonna be exciting!
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Sunday, June 14, 2009
The crew is positive and professional, willing to go beyond and above for this project. The people on the ground in Africa are eagerly awaiting our arrival. Some great new things have been set up. The departure date is soon . . . very soon!
Saturday, June 6, 2009
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Saturday, May 9, 2009
I am the man the world became interested in because of my work. I made a promise 30 years ago to stay with 2 African elephants through thick and thin, no matter what. I kept that promise and stayed with them until they each took their last breaths. The elephants with whom I shared my life gave me a purpose. Timbo was a strong loner and demanded honor and respect. Kura was sensitive and shy. They both needed understanding and dedication. I am coming to Africa to try to understand them in a way I never could while they were in captivity. I am not the guy who took them from their home; I am just the guy who tried to give them a good life. When Cora died I felt her spirit leave. When Timbo died his spirit stayed with me. I am attempting to make sense of the relationship with my elephants.
Saturday, May 2, 2009
Been busy getting contracts signed, lining up the necessary gear in Africa, checking animal movements on the ground. This is the unfortunate reality of business before the fun part—all the preparations for the trip. Getting all my “elephants” in a row!
Saturday, April 25, 2009
I am working hard putting this Africa trip together. Working every day on just trying to figure out where to go that has the most elephants, the most interesting people, most interesting natives. I am definitely looking at Zimbabwe, which has an enormous amount of elephants, and I can get my feet on the ground there. Kenya brings me to a couple of elephant orphanages, two elephant researchers, and most important: the Masai warriors. Those are my choices. As you all know, things can change!
Saturday, April 18, 2009
The Elephant Man Goes to Africa—in two months I am on my way. I am trying to sell my motorcycle, I’ve cashed in my retirement fund, and my brother is matching my money. It’s definite. A photographer and a cameraman are coming with me. I will be writing another book and filming a new documentary, telling the story of how I will keep my promise to take Timbo and Kura home to Africa and laying their spirits to rest in an honorable way. Stay tuned.
Saturday, April 4, 2009
Someone approached me with the idea of a TV show, "Travels With the Elephant Man." Since I prefer life with the elephant instead of life without the elephant, I must pursue this idea of the thought of the show called "Travels With the Elephant Man."