100 years ago, there were between 5 to 12 million African elephants, today there are about 400,000. 100 years ago, there were over a million Asian elephants, today there are between 20,000 and 40,000. Sadly, their biggest enemy is man. An African elephant is the largest creature on earth, and it can live to be 86 years old if left alone to live its life. Film maker Patricia Sims of Canazwest Productions started World Elephant Day in 2011 to celebrate these magnificent creatures.
How to celebrate – Let animals in the wild live their lives without human interference. Don’t buy anything made with ivory. Support causes celebrating elephants.