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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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Apparently, newborn elephants are one of the biggest babies on earth, in more ways than one, as you can see from this funny video by BBC Earth.  

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24 Crazy Cool Elephant Facts You Probably Didn't Know

Elephants are beautiful. They have so many qualities that are hard to find in other animals and let's just add this in now... they are adorable! And even since Trump decided to lift the ban then keep the ban, we just wanted to show why elephants need to be protected. Did you know that elephants love the water? Or actually can't run and gallop? They are so amazing and yet, we barely know much about them. Well, here are some amazing facts to help you understand why elephants are so extraordinary and need our help to keep them safe.

Via: List25

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