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Helfer, Ralph

Overview
Works: 29 works in 79 publications in 10 languages and 6,368 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Picture books  Biography  History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: GV1831.E4, 791.320929
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The world's greatest elephant by Ralph Helfer( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 2,207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born on the same day in the same German town, Bram and his elephant, Modoc, grew up side by side. Their circus act brought them wide fame, but their incredible bond would also lead to a series of adventures with danger at every turn
Modoc : the true story of the greatest elephant that ever lived by Ralph Helfer( Book )

14 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 1,359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The greatest elephant story ever told, re-created by Modoc's owner during the last twenty years of her seventy-eight-year life, the story spans eight decades and three continents
The beauty of the beasts : tales of Hollywood's wild animal stars by Ralph Helfer( Book )

13 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They are major stars who do not speak a word onscreen, yet are world famous for their compelling performances. Who are they? The animal stars of the big screen, of course! In The Beauty of the Beasts, Ralph Helfer shares with the reader his love of animals and his work with some of Hollywood's biggest stars: Clarence the Cross-Eyed Lion, Gentle Ben, the Schlitz Malt Liquor Bull, Clint Eastwood's orangutan sidekick Clyde, and many more. Helfer shares his philosophy on training these beautiful beasts to do amazing feats and maximize their acting potential without coercion. Join Ralph Helfer in his exploration of animal acting and read of his masterful use of TLC to work with these phenomenal, non-human actors
Mosey : the remarkable friendship of a boy and his elephant by Ralph Helfer( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the true story of a boy's devotion to a beloved circus elephant and the ordeals they endured to stay together
Mo da by Ralph Helfer( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in Chinese and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ling xiang Mo da : ren xiang jian zhen zhi gan ren de gu shi by Hai Fo Er( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in Chinese and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Animals : how they communicate( Visual )

in Spanish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A survey of how animals communicate
Mo duo ke by Ralph Helfer( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in Chinese and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zamba : život s králem zvířat by Ralph Helfer( Book )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Ralph Helfer, now one of Hollywood's top animal behaviorists, first began working, he was shocked by the cruelty that was accepted practice in the field. He firmly believed in "affection training"--That love, not fear, should be the basis of any animal's development, even when dealing with the most dangerous of creatures. Then Zamba came into his life -- an adorable four-month-old lion cub that went on to prove Helfer's theories resoundingly correct. Over the next eighteen years, Zamba would thrive and grow, and go on to star in numerous motion pictures and television shows -- all the while developing a deep and powerful bond of love and affection with the man who raised him. By turns astonishing, hilarious, and poignant, Zamba is not only the unforgettable story of the relationship that Helfer would come to consider one of the most important in his life but also that of the amazing career and adventures of the greatest lion in the world
Zamba : the true story of the greatest lion that ever lived by Ralph Helfer( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One day, Ralph Helfer, a celebrated animal behaviorist, received a suprising phone call. His close friend had found a young lion, near death by the Zambezi river in Zambia and had rescued him and brought him back to the States. Ralph had often spoken of wanting to raise a lion from a young age-he had been developing a philosophy of training animals based on love instead of fear, which he termed "affection training." Weeks later, Zamba, then a two-month old cub, arrived. As Helfer peeked into Zamba's box, he saw a small lion cub tilt his head, wait a single beat, then amble right into his arms. Hugging Helfer's neck with his soft paws, Zamba collapsed on his chest, got comfortable, and fell asleep, their faces touching. They didn't move for the next two hours. Zamba was home For the next eighteen years, Zamba would appear in many motion pictures, on television, andin the pages of magazines, but more important, a bond developed between Helfer and Zamba that became the most significant of their lives, as they experienced both happy and tough times side by side. Zamba is now enshrined in Hilfer's heart and the memories of moviegoers everywhere as the greatest lion that ever lived. With stories that range from the hilarious to the incredibly sad and poignat, Zamba will give any Lion King fan a new hero and touch every animal lover's heart
Modoc : den sanna berättelsen om världens bästa elefant by Ralph Helfer( Book )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in Swedish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zou ba,Mo : Yi tou da xiang de zhen shi gu shi by Ralph Helfer( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in Chinese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Afrika, mother of dance( Visual )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Take a trip to East Africa with Mésmera as she explores the link between Arabic and African dance. In Part 1, she joins the Luo tribe near Nairobi for a celebratory dance, travels to the Mt. Kenya Safari Club for a performance of the Chukka Drummers, takes a camel safari to view wildlife, views dances of the Dorobo tribe at the Ewaso Nyiro River, and performs a belly dance at the foot of Kilamanjaro. Performances: 1. Farewell Los Angeles, 2. Luo at Kattukara, 3. Chukka Drummers, 4. Majestic Mt. Kenya, 5. Ndorobo Celebration, 6. Veils of Kilimanjaro. In Part 2, she travels to Mombasa where she perfoms at Gede, floats above the Masai Mara to see the majesty of Africa, joins the women of a Masia Village, and perfoms a tribute to the freedom and beauty of all creation at Lake Nakuru. Performances: 1. Gede Spirits, 2. Giriama Tribe, 3. Ocean Devotion, 4. Time Gate Duet, 5. Primordial Rhythms
Mo da = Modoc by Ralph Helfer( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in Chinese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kiseki no zō mōdokku( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modoc den sanna berättelsen om världens bästa elefant by Ralph Helfer( Recording )

1 edition published in 2005 in Swedish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Zamba om livet med ett lejon i familjen by Ralph Helfer( Recording )

1 edition published in 2006 in Swedish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Modoc, un amour d'éléphant by Ralph Helfer( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in French and English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Zamba : true story of the greatest lion that ever lived by Ralph Helfer( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Modoc : true story of the greatest elephant that by Ralph Helfer( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spanning several decades and three continents, Modoc is one of the most amazing true animal stories ever told. Raised together in a small German circus town, a boy and an elephant formed a bond that would last their entire lives, and would be tested time and again; through a near-fatal shipwreck in the Indian Ocean, an apprenticeship with the legendary Mahout elephant trainers in the Indian teak forests, and their eventual rise to circus stardom in 1940s New York City. Modoc is a captivating true story of loyalty, friendship, and high adventure, to be treasured by animal lovers everywhere
 
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The world's greatest elephant
Alternative Names
Helfers, Ralfs 1931-

Ralph Helfer Animal trainer

Ральф Хелфер

헬퍼, 랄프

ヘルファー, ラルフ

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Modoc : the true story of the greatest elephant that ever livedThe beauty of the beasts : tales of Hollywood's wild animal starsMosey : the remarkable friendship of a boy and his elephantZamba : the true story of the greatest lion that ever livedThe beauty of the beasts : tales of Hollywood's wild animal starsZamba : the greatest lion that ever livedSomething about the author