National Elephant Appreciation Day is celebrated every year on September 22. The Elephant is all the way fascinated by all age groups. Adore the elephants as it is the largest land animal on this mother earth. Observe this day to educate humankind that elephants are under the threat of extinction. Celebrating the National Elephant Appreciation Day is an honor for its characteristics, and it is also vital to bring awareness among the people about the plight of the terrestrial mammal.
“The elephant can survive only if forests survive.” – Mark Shand
History of National Elephant Appreciation Day
The origin and history of the National Elephant Appreciation Day date back to 1996. The day was established by Wayne Hepburn, the founder of Mission Media Inc. He commemorated this day once after his fascination for the elephant started after his daughter’s gift. The gift was a paperweight of elephants on parade which made him completely fascinated about the largest mammal kind on the planet. He began to read a large number of elephant books and other paraphernalia which kindled his interest in celebrating such a day. Take some time to appreciate these lovely creatures. There are many interesting facts that make elephants different from other animals. Elephants are the large mammals of the family Elephantidae. They are living throughout sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, and Southeast Asia.
Elephants are profoundly intelligent animals with an average lifespan of about 60 to 70 years. They live in groups and will develop remarkably close family bonds. Elephants are extremely playful animals who love to play in the water. Elephants can play, laugh, cry, and show mirror self-recognition. They are herbivorous animals and eat plants from grass to trees. They are fond of bananas, cabbage, lettuce, apples, and other fruits and vegetables. It is important to note that elephants are facing innumerable threats as they are involved in the ivory trade as their ivory tusks are stolen. Deforestation, habitat destruction, and conflicts with local people are other threats faced by the elephants. So it is indeed important to take all the aspects in the notice and to help the elephants get out from reaching the extinct state of living as the Asian elephant are classed as endangered.
Other Celebrations on September 22
September 22 is also celebrated as
- National White Chocolate Day
- National Doodle Day
- Dear Diary Day
- World Car-Free Day
- American Business Women’s Day
- National Ice cream Cone Day
- Hobbit Day
How to Celebrate National Elephant Appreciation Day
The best way to celebrate the National Elephant Appreciation Day is by visiting the local zoo and observe its other characteristics alive. Research about the elephants and their living culture. Spread awareness about the plight of elephants to the people to help elephants live a safer life. Adore these giant-sized animals and show them, your honor, on this day. Post and share your celebrations on social media using the hashtag #NationalElephantAppreciationDay.
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