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World Elephant Day

August 12

World Elephant Day - August 12

World Elephant Day is dedicated to one of the most magnificent creatures on the planet – elephants. This holiday reaches many people around the world: large organizations and individuals unite to give publicity to problems that threaten the life of mammals. Together, we can create a safe world for animals so that future generations can admire the creation of nature!

The History

The date was first celebrated in 2012, initiated by Canadian directors Patricia Sims and Michael Clarke. They released the film “Return to the Forest”, which tells about the relocation from captivity to the natural environment.

Interesting facts

11 facts about elephants:

  • The Asian species is endangered;
  • in the last century in Thailand, there were about 100,000 individuals, now there are less than 4,000;
  • tusks are enlarged incisor teeth that appear from the age of two;
  • they need a lot of food, namely up to 150 kg;
  • they are afraid of sudden movements around them – for example, mice and cheetahs;
  • most live to age 60;
  • according to National Geographic, they die from toxic bacteria in the water, anthrax, pathogenic microbes and infections carried by rodents;
  • sometimes receive special titles from the King of Thailand;
  • are able to stand on their heads;
  • cannot exist without communication with relatives;
  • have brilliant minds.

And this is not all the amazing features, be sure to find out more!

How to celebrate

You can make a donation to the Global Community, which focuses on various contemporary issues. It’s great if you support the movement on social networks with the #WorldElephantDay hashtag. Learn what the activists are doing and offer your help. Share with friends and think together!

When is World Elephant Day celebrated in 2022?

World Elephant Day is observed on August 12 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Friday August 12 2022
Saturday August 12 2023
Monday August 12 2024
Tuesday August 12 2025
Wednesday August 12 2026


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