“World Elephant Day is a rallying call for people to support organizations that are working to stop the illegal poaching and trade of elephant ivory and other wildlife products, protect wild elephant habitat, and provide sanctuaries and alternative habitats for domestic elephants to live freely.” – Patricia Sims, World Elephant Day Co-Founder
Technically, every day at Elephant Sanctuary Brazil (ESB) is elephant day, but today actually marks World Elephant Day, an international event created to bring focus to threats elephants face in the wild, and to create awareness of conservation and protection efforts.
All elephant conservation organizations, sanctuaries, and individuals have a chance to come together today and lend their voices to the issues threatening elephants across the globe. These issues include halting poachers from killing wild elephants, stopping the worldwide ivory trade, and conserving wild habitats where elephants live.
Millions of people participate worldwide in today’s virtual rally to spread awareness of these issues that impact hundreds of thousands of elephants. We urge you to join the international chorus in supporting conservation efforts. Your advocacy can play a role in making real change. Let’s create a world where generations of elephants can continue to roam in nature, as they were meant to do.
The World Elephant Day organization suggests five ways that you can #BeElephantEthical, including following ethical elephant tourism guidelines, supporting elephant conservation, protecting habitats for wild elephants, not supporting places that exploit elephants for entertainment, and not buying ivory or other wildlife products. Thank you for being a supporter of SEB, a safe space where captive elephants can spend their lives in a home as close to their natural habitat as possible. Your efforts to spread awareness of the plight of elephants everywhere makes a real difference.
This video shows Rana snacking, with Pocha to her left. As the camera pans, you can see Bambi, Guillermina, and Mara walking away with her hay.