World Elephant Day 2013

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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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19 thoughts on “World Elephant Day 2013

    1. de Wets Wild Post author

      Thank you for visiting with us mflaherty!

      Let’s hope that World Rhino Day 2013 marks a turning point in the fight to prevent the eradication of our rhinos. Every bit of awareness helps.

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  1. frizztext

    “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 …

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    1. de Wets Wild Post author

      That’s a very sad reality Frizztext – elephants, and most wildlife for that matter, will only be secure when they are worth more (financially) alive than dead…

      Thanks for visiting us again.

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