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Today is #ElephantDay – Share the Love

Do you know what day it is

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Reason to love elephants, No. 2 Elephants can be left handed

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… or rather, ‘left-tusked’! Elephants have a preferred tusk for digging up earth and uprooting trees and will only use the other if their tusk-of-choice becomes severely injured.

Find out how you can get involved in World Elephant Day tomorrow at: www.sheldrickwildlifetrust.org/WED

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Reason to love elephants, No. 3: they’re matriarchal

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Herds for life, it’s the females that rule the roost in elephant herds, which are comprised of several generations of female relatives (aunts, sisters and cousins).

Find out how you can share your love of elephants this World Elephant Day at www.sheldrickwildlifetrust.org/WED

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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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