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World Elephant Day

Elephants connect us to our Root Chakra. They are wonderful spirit animals for prosperity and money. Unfortunately today, 96 elephants die everyday in Africa from ivory poaching. The USA used to be the largest importer of ivory than any other country in the world. Since the 96 Elephants campaign through the Wildlife Conservation Society, the U.S. government banned the sale of ivory in 2016.  Months later, China promised to do the same.

Their ivory tusk is actually their incisor teeth and can grow 1-3 inches a year, Elephantsoccasionally reaching 10 ft. in length and 200 lbs. in some males. The trunk is boneless and contains around 100,000 muscles and tendons.  It can kill an animal with a single blow, pick up a dime off the ground and hold 1 ½ gallons of water.

Elephants live in tightly organized matriarch societies.  The matriarch is usually an older female, and the herd is made up of her female relatives and offspring. They 
communicate using subsonic sounds as well as about 10 sounds audible to humans.  These infrasonic sounds can travel up to 6 miles and will help different herds keep in each other in contact.

For more information on what you can do to help keep the largest land mammal alive visit: www.96elephants.org

 

References: ZooAtlanta