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International Elephant Recognition Day is Here!

Happy World Elephant Day! This auspicious day to recognize how much we love these gentle giants of the Savanna, and appreciate the dangers they face from mankind's ever-expanding swathe of deforestation and encroachment into historical habitats for many animals, including elephants of all species and locales. First celebrated in 2012, World Elephant Day is celebrated on August 12th every year. So in honor of this extremely important day, we've put together a list of some interesting facts about these creatures you might not have known.

If you want to get even more background on this day, and why it exists in the first place, you can check out some of these links:

  1. Smithsonian 
  2. Federal Wildlife Service

International Elephant Day - A day celebrating the elephants and the importance of conservation along with the dangers their species faces
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Today is the day to celebrate everything we love about those long-nosed land mammals! Do you want to learn more about these amazing behemoths? Head over to visit our friends at The Nature Conservancy to find out how you can help elephants in Africa!

Don't forget to wish your friends a happy World Elephant Day! After all, an elephant never forgets!