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.