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World Elephant Day

World Elephant Day:

World Elephant Day is an international annual event on August 12, dedicated to the preservation and protection of the world’s elephants.

  • It was 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.
  • There are three species of elephants — African Forest, African Savanna (bush), and Asian.
  • The animals can be differentiated by their ears and trunks. African elephants are larger. Their ears are also larger and shaped like Africa.