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Elephants are large mammals of the family Elephantidae and the order Proboscidea. Elephants are scattered throughout sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, and Southeast Asia. They are considered to be keystone species due to their impact on their environments. - Wikipedia


August 12 World Elephant Day
To bring attention to the urgent plight of Asian and African elephants, World Elephant Day was launched in 2012. Keep an eye on events around the world.
Twitter: @wrldelephantday
Hashtag: #WorldElephantDay

Translating: World Elephant Day
Spanish: Día Mundial del elefante
French: Journée mondiale de l'éléphant


elephants - Google News

The ivory trade isn’t just a disaster for elephants. It threatens our future too - Ian Redmond
'Set up Elephant Sanctuary in Kerala' - @rnicolasdesales
Biggest elephant killed in Africa for almost 30 years brings back memories of Cecil the lion
Ringling Eliminating Elephant Acts
Muthoot partners with WWF for elephant project - The Times of India
Zambian guide shows how to take on a charging elephant
Elephants Are Not Widgets
Elephants in tourism: a good example and role model for the industry? - Outbounding
World Elephant Day - Abhishek Behl
Elephant Behavior and Conservation Issues Who owns the protected areas?

Irresponsible Tourism: Riding Elephants

The truth about riding elephants
Why Elephant Riding Should Be Removed from Your List

South Africa

Deep within the shadows of the dense valley bushveld of the Sundays River region of the Eastern Cape lies the Addo Elephant National Park.
Elephant Conservation - SouthAfrica.Net

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Addo Elephant National Park
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Wirths' Circus elephants, Royal Easter Show, Sydney, before 1940 / photographer Sam Hood

Wrestler, Lofty Blomfield (taken for Leichhardt Stadium), 1937 / Sam Hood

The Elephant on Boris' Ark


Winner of WWD2016 poster competition entry

In the Presence of Elephants and Whales - Katy Payne is a renowned acoustic biologist with a Quaker sensibility. And she’s found her astonishment in listening to two of the world’s most exotic creatures. She has decoded the language of elephants and was among the first scientists to discover that whales are composers of song.

Mfuwe Lodge

Award winning safari lodge set in the most prolific game area of the South Luangwa