Everybody’s learning about some of the world’s largest land mammals on World Elephant Day

It’s World Elephant Day, a time to focus attention on the future conservation of elephants, who face numerous threats such as poaching and habitat loss.

So why not take a bit of time to learn about these magnificent creatures on their special day?

Did you know how to say hello to an elephant?

Or how about their ability to smell water? That’s going to come in useful.

Remember, an elephant’s tusks belong to an elephant, and nobody else.

“Elephantastic” has to be one of the greatest puns on World Elephant Day.

What about this small creature? They’ll need a large forest area too.

And of course, elephants love the water.

Do you know what the UK is doing to help elephants?

After all that learning, how about meeting a couple of great elephants? This is Ambika, who is 70 years of age – looking great Ambika!

And little Aayu just wants to splash about for a bit, which seems fair enough.

Happy World Elephant Day everyone.

And a Happy World Elephant Day especially to some of the largest land mammals on the planet.

Email Updates

Receive our lunchtime briefing straight to your inbox

More in this Section

Ian Rankin tickles fans as he swaps words with emoji in newspaper letter

Why the solar eclipse caused such fascinating shadows to appear on the ground

Facebook came to the rescue when a woman got stuck in her swimming pool

We’ve picked the best travel-based downloads to watch or listen to depending on your journey time


Today's Stories

An inconvenient truth: Warning of more extreme weather as climate change effects hit home

Minister urges transparency on RTÉ stars’ pay

Labour would back Michael D Higgins in Áras run

Bin charge hikes unlikely this year

Lifestyle

GameTech: Uncharted territory looks very familiar

Detroit's racist themes are sadly relevant to this day

#Hashtag10: Important Irish hashtags of the last 10 years

Friendship is taken as read when you're part of a book club

More From The Irish Examiner