On August 12, 2012, the inaugural World Elephant Day was launched to bring attention to the urgent plight of Asian and African elephants. The elephant is loved, revered and respected by people and cultures around the world, yet we balance on the brink of seeing the last of this magnificent creature.
The above link is too a pledge to do what you can to help all elephants.
I love elephants, just as much as Lions. I see them and I do not understand how anyone could kill them. They are beautiful. They feel, they grieve and oh my goodness, I would say that a baby elephant is just as cute as a puppy or a kitten! And have you ever seen how fast an Elephant herd move when a baby is in distress?
Baby elephants do not come out knowing how to use their trunks either. They have to learn how to use them.
Also watch the elephant ears. That’s what they used to communicate, as well as watching their temperature.
How could anyone want to hurt that little bundle of cuteness.
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.
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, I think, is the most trusted Sanctuary, especially when it comes to Elephants in Africa. They will take in Rhinoceros as well, usually ones who have lost their Mothers. A LOT of the animals that the DSWT rescue have lost their Mothers. Asian Elephants are listed as “Endangered” and the African Elephant is listed as “Vulnerable”.
Elephants what can I say about them, the term “gentle giants” come instantly to mind. It breaks my heart every single time I hear about an elephant, young or old, they are sweetest animals ever. They are very much up there with Dogs, when I think about kindness. As much as I love Lions, elephants are on such a rapid decline and they deserve our protection. It’s the least that we can do.
As you many of you probably know I am pretty obsessed with UStream TV channel of “Wildearth – Safari (Ustream)” I watch it as often as I can. At the moment it seems in the Djuma Game Reserve and Arathusa Safari Lodge in the Sabi Sand Wildtuin are just bursting with baby animals!
Now there have been a lot of Impala and Wilderbeest and all sorts of herbivore babies being born, but as you can probably guess, there has also been a lot of hunting and eating by the predators. So below are photos of just the first few cutie being born. No baby lions/cubs … Yet!
I have a Goodreads page Goodreads – Lolsys Library (if you want to be my “friend” please feel free). One of my favourite authors in the whole wide world is “Jodi Picoult“. I have about 95% of her books on my bookshelf right now and I am honestly considering buying an e-reader just so I can get her free book on there. One of my favourite books of hers is her new one “Leaving Time”. It’s been getting mixed reviews but I loved it. Below is the review I left on my Goodreads wall.
I felt that I had to re-write my review as I felt like a lot of more of the “negative” reviews for this book were missing the point of this story (and these books are amazing) There is a detective/courtroom side to the story, just not a “typical” one. Think of Jodi Picoults “”Second Glance”. I think if you have enjoyed “Second Glance” you will enjoy this one too. The whole courtroom drama was not necessarily all played out in a courtroom in that book either.
A lot of Jodi’s book have a metaphorical and sometimes a literal meaning. This is a book about a metaphorical connection between how humans feels and animals feel, it’s about how humans cope with death and how much we and animals can relate to one another with death and grieving. It’s very similar to “Lone Wolf” as well.
This isn’t just a book about humans vs humans.
If you’ve enjoyed “Lone Wolf” and “Second Glance” you will enjoy this one too!