World Elephant Day is an international event that is observed on 12th August to create awareness regarding the preservation and protection of the world’s elephants. It is a day to share knowledge and seek positive solutions for better care and management of wild and captive elephants. This important event mainly highlights issues such as improving the enforcement policies to prevent illegal trading of ivory, conserving the elephant habitats and better protection for wild elephants.
World Elephant Day was first conceived by two Canadian filmmakers Patricia Sims and Michael Clark in the year 2011 while the event was first internationally observed on August 12, 2012.
Elephant Day Quotes:
They say an elephant never forgets. What they don’t tell you is, you never forget an elephant.
The elephant is never won by anger; nor must that man who would reclaim a lion take him by the teeth.
Nature’s great masterpiece, an elephant; the only harmless great thing.
They say that somewhere in Africa the elephants have a secret grave where they go to lie down, unburden their wrinkled gray bodies, and soar away, light spirits at the end.
No one in the world needs an elephant tusk but an elephant.
I have a memory like an elephant. I remember every elephant I’ve ever met.
Th’ unwieldy elephant, To make them mirth, us’d all his might, and wreathed His lithe proboscis.
She owned the road as an elephant owns the veldt and like a big blue elephant moved with massive grace and dignity.
If size mattered, the elephant would be the king of the jungle.
When there is an invisible elephant in the room, one is from time to time bound to trip over a trunk.
An Elephant can trumpet and shake the earth but not the self-possession of the ants who hold it.
As an elephant in the battlefield withstands arrows shot from bows all around, even so shall I endure abuse.
Awake. Be the witness of your thoughts. The elephant hauls himself from the mud. In the same way drag yourself out of your sloth.
Elephants love reunions. They recognize one another after years and years of separation and greet each other with wild, boisterous joy. There’s bellowing and trumpeting, ear flapping and rubbing. Trunks entwine.
Jennifer Richard Jacobson
I’m an elephant today. I will need to have lots of room and also a bowl of water on the floor.
Mediocrity is the elephant in the room.
The knife flaying the elephant does not have to be large, only sharp! –Andre Norton
The elephant has just one basic gait: an ambling walk; elephants cannot run or jump like other animals. –Richard D. Estes
So slowly the hot elephant hearts grow full of desire, and the great beasts mate in secret at last, hiding their fire. –David Herbert Lawrence
When we are hungry, elephants are food. When we are full, elephants are beautiful. –Edward R. Ricciuti
It was an exceedingly odd thing to see an elephant in a spacesuit. –Alastair Reynolds
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