World Elephant Day

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How could anyone want to hurt that little bundle of cuteness.

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Just look!

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.

World Elephant Day

World Elephant Day

The Giant Magicians who wander<3

…And then there’s little one… =D

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(baby elephants are the cutest)

World Elephant Day was officially founded, supported and launched by Patricia Sims and the Elephant Reintroduction Foundation on August 12, 2012

The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust – Twitter

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”.

 

“Days” happening this weekend

  • World Elephant Day (12th of August

About – World Elephant Day  

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.

Other elephants related things:

Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult (Good Book!)

  • Love Your Bookshop Day (12th of August)

Please show your favourite bookshop some love and spread the love around ❤

#loveyourbookshopday

#whyilovemybookshop

  • International Left Hand Day (13th of August)

 

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