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Reason to love elephants, No. 4: Their ears are the shape of Africa

Did you know African elephants have much bigger ears than an Asian elephants. But as well as using their ears to signal if they’re10377091_10152591414954889_3961411822370911762_n alarmed or angry, flapping them also cools them down!

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Reason #5 to love elephants – they’re fast!

Our No.5 Reason to love elephants… With World Elephant Day coming up fast, did you know that surprising for their size, an elephant can run up to a super speedy 30 km/hour!

And whilst the orphans might not reach that speed, they try when its for their milk!10525967_10152591070469889_6743660755206750911_n

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Our Reason to love elephants No. 6: They’re among the most social mammals around

As a build up to World Elephant Day on August 12th The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is listing the 12 greatest reasons to love elephants. I’m a little late here coming in at #6 but here it is for all you animal elephant lovers.

Our Reason to love elephants No. 6: They’re among the most social mammals around

Elephants form extremely strong social bonds and love nothing more than a reassuring touch. But they have their own shared language which we can’t hear… imagine what they might be saying!

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90% of Africa’s Elephants have been killed in the past 74 years…..

Worrisome figures in this infographic by The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and iWorry. 90% of Africa’s elephants have been killed in the past 74 years and the number of orphans they rescue keeps going up. Please SHARE this to raise awareness, and foster an orphaned elephant on the DSWT’s website at: http://www.sheldrickwildlifetrust.org/asp/fostering.asp10557233_809200849111791_1691838966648479910_n

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How to World Cup, As Told By Baby Elephants

anigif_enhanced-7480-1403106476-37The orphaned elephants of the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust are celebrating the World Cup in the best possible way: by playin’ soccer. Here’s some of their tips: (via Buzzfeed)

 

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Global March for Elephants and Rhinos – October 4th, 2014 – Find your city!

ImageThis year I have pledged to help raise awareness and funds for elephants and rhinos. Both of these iconic species have wandered the earth for billions of years. Under our watch they are being hunted to extinction for their tusks and horns. In less than 10 years they will be gone unless people raise awareness and help fight for their survival.

On October 4th  123 cities all over the world are marching for rhinos and elephants. Please find your city and join the march. Please share this post with others. If there isn’t a city near you, organize a march. I’ve never done it before but I’m going to this year. I’m nervous, I feel a bit insecure. I could say I’m scared to death. But I’m going to do it. What I’ve discovered is that there is a world of people out there who are doing the same. Please join the march for Elephants and Rhinos

123 CITIES ARE MARCHING
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#GMFER

#March4ElesandRhinos

Find your city here.


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In honour of world wildlife day

Please do not participate in wildlife crime. Speak out for those who can’t speak for themselves.

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David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust #FosterFriday – Garzi

As a build up to the upcoming Symposium on International Wildlife Trafficking in London on February 11th and 12th I want to share stories and tales of the wildlife that is trying to be saved. My focus is elephants but the more I look the more I see and the bigger the problems seem to get. Tigers, rhinos, lions…anything that moves seem to be a target. It’s harder to guess what’s not under siege.

But today let’s focus on this story – the story of Garzi and his rescue by the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Kenya. This is a good story but nevertheless heart wrenching for what this poor guy has to go through. Luckily he lands in safe, warm loving hands. This is just a fraction of the work that this organization does.  Here is Garzi’s story.

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Shout For Their Survival – The Wildlife Summit to End Poaching

thunder“Their futures is in our hands. Save #elephants before it’s too late. Call on world governments to #endwildlifecrime http://thndr.it/1bwbLG6

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Save Elephants. End the ivory trade.

Elephants are being killed every day for their ivory . Every 15 minutes, an elephant will fall victim to the illegal ivory trade.

Wildlife Summit

On 12th and 13th February 2014, governments from around the world will gather in London to determine how to end illegal wildlife trade, discussing:

• Improved law enforcement and the role of the criminal justice system

• Demand reduction for wildlife products

• The development of sustainable livelihoods for communities affected by illegal wildlife trade

The Prince of Wales and The Duke of Cambridge will be attending along with 50 Heads of State invited to enhance high-level political attention on this crisis which is devastating our most iconic species.

Get Involved

Call for action and send your message to those attending the conference by joining  the DSWT thunderclap campaign, ensuring your voice is heard loud and clear on 12th February.

For further information on the work of the DSWT please visit: dswt.org

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Rise Up For Elephants – Orphans for Orphans Project Fundraiser

It’s no secret that I’m an insane animal lover and that one of my great loves are elephants. The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Kenya is an amazing organization that hand rears baby elephants whose families have been slaughtered by poachers. Every day lovers, friends and supporters of DSWT are treated to news from the Trust. This video came my way the other day and it touched me. Dame Sheldrick teaching orphans about orphans. So lovely.

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