Happy World Elephant Day

Slide 1 of 33: Elephants are some of the most interesting, lovable creatures to walk this planet. They're gigantic, but they are also sweet, nurturing, and are known to have emotions similar to humans. They have some pretty amazing habits and behaviors, and learning about them is endlessly fascinating. It's also incredibly important: Elephants are in danger thanks to poachers and hunters who are after their tusks for ivory. Aside from the threat of the ivory trade, elephants are losing their habitat and land due to harmful farming practices.Elephants are an intelligent species that have an important role in biodiversity — read on for some fascinating facts that make it impossible to forget these creatures on World Elephant Day.

Elephants are some of the most interesting, lovable creatures to walk this planet. They’re gigantic, but they are also sweet, nurturing, and are known to have emotions similar to humans. They have some pretty amazing habits and behaviors, and learning about them is endlessly fascinating. It’s also incredibly important: Elephants are in danger thanks to poachers and hunters who are after their tusks for ivory. Aside from the threat of the ivory trade, elephants are losing their habitat and land due to harmful farming practices.

Elephants are an intelligent species that have an important role in biodiversity — read on for some fascinating facts that make it impossible to forget these creatures on World Elephant Day.

Slide 3 of 33: It probably comes as no surprise that these gentle giants live up to their nickname—they are the largest land animal on Earth.

Slide 8 of 33: What elephants lack in eyesight, they make up for in their sense of smell, which they use to detect water sources up to 12 miles away.  They wave their trunks in the air to gather scent particles that give them not only the smell of water, but which direction and about how far away it is. This is integral to their survival, as adult elephants require about 20-50 gallons of water per day to stay hydrated.

Slide 9 of 33: Bathing is also a normal part of an elephant’s routine, both out of necessity and pleasure. They bathe to stay cool as well as to protect their sensitive skin — especially that of calves. Plus, they simply love splashing, swimming and frolicking around in their watering holes!

There’s more cool photos here:

https://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/pets-animals/these-photos-will-make-you-fall-completely-in-love-with-elephants/ss-BBVOIDf?ocid=spartanntp

 

 

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