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.