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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
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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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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.

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