There are only about 40,000 Asian Elephants remaining in the world (including those in captivity) and about 400,000 African Elephants in the world. Both species are threatened and their numbers have been declining for many years. World Elephant Day is all about raising awareness of elephants decreasing numbers and encouraging us all to do our part to look after elephants.
To help do your part to support World Elephant Day, there are a number of activities being organised to raise awareness. Why not paint, sketch or doodle an elephant and then upload the photo to the online gallery. The aim is to get over 200,00 handmade elephants to raise awareness and money. If you are on twitter why not tweet the hashtag #WorldElephantDay to spread the word about the plight of elephants.
Did you know that a fully grown African elephant weights about 22,000 pounds and the Asian elephant is under half the weight at about 10,000 pounds. The African elephant is the planet’s largest land animal and the Asian elephant is the second biggest. We all need to do our bit to help protect them.
We hope to help make World Elephant Day 2015 the best yet!