World Elephant Day
World Elephant Day is held on August 12. Conceived in 2011 by Canadian filmmakers Patricia Sims and Michael Clark of Canazwest Pictures, and Sivaporn Dardarananda, Secretary-General of the Elephant Reintroduction Foundation in Thailand, it was officially founded, supported and launched by Patricia Sims and the Elephant Reintroduction Foundation on August 12, 2012. This event in the second decade of the month August is annual. Help us
As the largest animal on land, it’s not hard to be mesmerized and amazed by elephants! There are three different species of elephant – the African Savannah elephant, the African Forest elephant and the Asian elephant.
An elephant in the wild can eat anywhere from 100 – 1000 pounds of vegetation in a 16 hour period. The intestines of an elephant may be 19 meters in length, or more than 60 feet long. Elephants purr like cats do, as a means of communication. In a day, an elephant can drink 50 gallons (200 liters) of water. Elephant tusks never stop growing, so enormous tusks can be a sign of an old elephant.
Elephants are a special part of our ecosystem, playing their role along with all the animals of the wild. Studies have shown that elephants help protect forest health in central Africa by distributing the seeds of trees.
Similar holidays and events, festivals and interesting facts
International Biodiesel Day on August 10 (The day also honours the research experiments by Sir Rudolf Diesel who ran an engine with peanut oil in the year of 1893);
International Pinot Noir Day on August 16 (Pinot noir is such an expressive wine);