Facts, Pictures and Ways to Help Elephants In Honor of National Elephant Appreciation Day

Updated: Feb 11, 2019

Did you know that September 22 is National Elephant Appreciation Day? Elephants may never forget, but I did and you likely didn't know.

Humans are elephants most dangerous predator (actually, the only predator for large elephants). We illegally and inhumanly poach them for ivory and exploit them for 'entertainment.' The best thing we can do for elephants is leave them alone, the second best thing is to protect them from those who don't. Fortunately there are lots of organizations devoted to protecting elephants, and things you can do. Consider donating to one of these, boycott circuses with elephants and never support the ivory industry.

Elephants are truly special and are in no way here for us. In honor of these beautiful creatures, which we too often take for granted, I present...

Amazing Facts About Elephants:

1 - Their Skin May be Think, but It's Sensitive

An Elephant's skin is so sensitive that it can feel a fly landing on it. This fact has been exploited by circus trainers - no, elephants don't normally do those tricks.

2- Big and Beautiful

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