Happy Elephant Appreciation Day from all of us here at Global Sanctuary for Elephants! A day established in the United States in 1996, we use this opportunity to spend a little extra time reflecting on not only the amazing capabilities of the species itself, but all of the ways that the elephants here at sanctuary and beyond have changed our lives.
If you’re an animal lover of any kind, you may have encountered an animal (or a few) in your life who has taught you lessons, shown you love, or given you a sense of purpose. To say that applies to all of us who have been given the opportunity to be a part of GSE would be a vast understatement. We view this as a day to appreciate each and every elephant who has crossed our path, whether that be in person or virtually. The process of caring for elephants has taught us patience, grace, and the power of physical and emotional healing. It has given us the wonderful ability to “meet” many of you, becoming familiar with your passion and care for what we stand for as an organization. Opening a sanctuary is not an easy feat, and this venture has taught us resilience and the true reward of caring for a species that is beyond deserving of our love and attention.
While we use this time to appreciate the species itself, from their amazing emotional journeys to their anatomical and physiological capabilities, we also appreciate all of those who have made it possible for us to be here, doing what we love and saving a species that we love even more. We hope you take a moment today to learn a little more about elephants, the sanctuary, or to share a story of our special residents with someone who may not know about us. We wouldn’t be where we are today without you, and we are sending big, elephant sized thank yous your way.
Photo of Bambi