World Elephant Day

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World Elephant Day is an international annual event on August 12, dedicated to the preservation and protection of the world’s elephants.  The first World Elephant Day was launched on August 12, 2012, to highlight the plight of Asian and African elephants. 

The World Elephant Day was initiated on August 12, 2012, when Thailand-based Elephant Reintroduction Foundation teamed up with Canadian filmmaker Patricia Sims. This is not just a day but a movement in itself. Since 2012, Ms Sims has been leading World Elephant Day.

World Elephant Day 2021: Know The Date, History And Significance – NDTV World: Edited by NDTV Newsdesk; Updated: August 11, 2021 12:55 pm IST

Sign the petition to pledge support to the Elephants – World Elephant Day.org

Some elephant facts:

Elephants are the largest land animals on Earth

Their tusks are actually teeth.

There are three different species of elephant – the African Savannah elephant, the African Forest elephant and the Asian elephant.

Elephants need up to 150kg of food per day – that’s around 375 tins of baked beans although half of this may leave the body undigested.

Elephant tusks never stop growing, so enormous tusks can be a sign of an old elephant. Both male and female African elephants grow tusks, but only male Asian elephants grow them. 

A single calf is born to a female once every four to five years and after a gestation period of 22 months—the longest of any mammal.

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