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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

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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
https://www.facebook.com/worldelephantday

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



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    Headlines

    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/sep/25/the-guardian-view-on-an-ivory-ban-tusk-trade-rules-need-teeth
    The ivory trade isn’t just a disaster for elephants. It threatens our future too - Ian Redmond
    'Set up Elephant Sanctuary in Kerala'
    http://www.thenatureofcities.com/2016/08/07/elephants-in-the-city
    http://blog.id-tourisme.fr/post/140032281697/tourisme-balade-elephants-ethique - @rnicolasdesales
    http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2015/nov/14/laos-elephant-caravan-parade
    http://www.traveldudes.org/travel-tips/chiang-mai-elephant-dos-and-donts/70354
    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
    barbaric-capture-of-baby-elephants-for-zoos-in-china-shocks-the-world
    Elephants Are Not Widgets
    Elephants in tourism: a good example and role model for the industry? - Outbounding
    World Elephant Day - Abhishek Behl
    raju-just-the-tip-of-the-iceberg-in-cruel-elephant-slave-trade
    can-tourism-industry-help-save-africas-wild-elephants
    an-elephant-never-forgets
    Elephant Behavior and Conservation Issues
    http://www.newsmen.in/news-item/two-more-wild-elephants-dies-on-north-bengals-killer-railway-tracks Who owns the protected areas?

    Irresponsible Tourism: Riding Elephants

    The truth about riding elephants
    http://time.com/2965190/burma-myanmar-thailand-elephants-trafficked-tortured-tourism
    Why Elephant Riding Should Be Removed from Your List
    http://travel4wildlife.com/responsible-tourism-thailand-asian-elephants-tale
    http://jdombstravels.com/to-ride-or-not-ride-an-elephant-in-thailand
    http://greenglobaltravel.com/2013/08/28/interview-lek-chailert-elephant-whisperer-elephant-nature-park
    http://www.experiencetravelgroup.com/blog/2013/03/elephant-riding-ethical-dilemma
    http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-28161472
    http://right-tourism.com/2014/10/tour-operators-longer-offer-elephant-treks

    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.
    http://www.addoelephant.com/parks/addo
    Elephant Conservation - SouthAfrica.Net

    Elsewhere on the Web

    http://www.elephantbar.com
    http://www.defenders.org/elephant/basic-facts
    http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Blindmen_and_the_Elephant
    http://www.travelstomyelephant.org

    FYI

    An elephant's pregnancy lasts for around 22 months, it's the longest gestation period of any mammal.
    Elephants are the largest land mammal

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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

    Artwork

    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.

    http://www.birds.cornell.edu/brp/elephant
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYLMUYIPCW5r68bZPmv415g

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    Mfuwe Lodge

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