World Elephant Day 2013

The pointless killing of elephants for their ivory, funded largely by dealers in the Far East needs to stop!

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Today, elephants in Africa and Asia are faced with the threats of escalating poaching, habitat loss and various other conflicts with humans. World Elephant Day was launched on August 12th, 2012, to bring attention to the plight of these iconic animals and will be observed for the second time this year.

World Elephant Day 2013

The African Elephant is one of our favourite species and every encounter with them is a moment to treasure. Shown here is a young bull crossing a road in the Kruger National Park, just south of Skukuza Rest Camp.

If you’d like to see some more of very special South African elephants, have a look here:

Isilo of Tembe

Kruger’s Big Tuskers

Masbambela

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8 thoughts on “World Elephant Day 2013

  1. “killing of elephants for their ivory” … if social media could have the power to stop this! I’ve heard that paying a higher income to the killers if they become wildlife guards, stopped the madness at some locations …

  2. “killing of elephants for their ivory” … if social media could have the power to stop this! I’ve heard that paying a higher income to the killers if they become wildlife guards, stopped the madness at some locations …

  3. Reblogged this on WoollyMuses and commented:
    Elephants were my grandmother’s favourite animal. I have always had a soft spot for these lovely, intelligent animals. The pointless slaughter of elephants must stop.

  4. I might have been late to discover this reblog… but know that it breaks my heart to think of that noble animal harassed to oblivion. Thank you Tish, for all you’re doing, with many others, to raise the awareness concerning our wonderful animal neighbors who face extinction.

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