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Dates
April 16th
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#SaveTheElephantDay

Learn about Save The Elephant Day

Elephants are known as the most enormous, most gentle creatures in the animal kingdom. Emotional, intelligent and beautiful in the wild, elephants have been rapidly decreasing due to poachers desiring their tusks.

The populations have been declining quickly over time as a result. Save the Elephant Day aims to change those statistics by educating people about elephants. They hope this will encourage people to help save them from extinction.

History of Save The Elephant Day

Save The Elephant Day was founded by the Elephant Reintroduction Foundation. The holiday was intended to help raise awareness of the dangers that elephants face in the world. Initially, the launch of this holiday began back in 2012 with the release of the “Return to the Forest.” This was a documentary film telling the story about the challenges of reintroducing captive Asian elephants back into the wild in Thailand.

African Elephants and Asain Elephants are both listed under the International Union for Conservation as an endangered. Their population is declining rapidly. These creatures are known as some of the most gentle, magnificent creatures in the world.

To celebrate Save the Elephant Day, people take the time to learn about elephants in their habitats. People learn facts such as how elephants have the biggest brains of the animal world and are considered to be highly intelligent.

They also can show many emotions, such as joy, anger, and grief. However, in the last 100 years, the number of Asian elephants have rapidly declined due to habitat destruction. They are also killed for their ivory tusks, and according to statistics, one elephant is killed every 15 minutes due to this desire for their tusks.

On this day, people make an effort to decrease this statistic by donating to non-profit organizations. You can also make a conscious effort to help save these creatures from extinction.

How to Celebrate Save The Elephant Day

Celebrate Save The Elephant Day by donating to a non-profit organization that focuses its efforts to help prevent poachers from killing elephants. Take the time to learn more about these creatures by researching facts about the elephant.

You can even save up some money and take a trip to a zoo that focuses on preserving and protecting the elephants. These funds can help rehabilitation or you can also see the elephants in the wild for yourself by visiting Africa or Asia.

Take an active effort to educate people about elephants by posting flyers, sharing information, and showing your support for the elephant. Share this holiday with your friends and family and help save the elephants!

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