Today is International Elephant Day and we’re going grey for elephants! Unfortunately Ellie’s wild cousins are being poached in Africa at alarming rates and it’s up to all of us to help them! Put on grey today and tell people you are wearing grey for elephants!


What do we love about elephants? Let us tell you!

  • There are two species of elephants- Asian and African (Ellie).
  • Only male Asian elephants have tusks.
  • Both female and male African have tusks.
  • Tusks are modified teeth that are made of ivory.
  • All elephants are herbivores.
  • Elephants are the largest land animal on earth.
  • Elephants walk on their tip toes.
  • African elephants can walk up to 50 miles a day.
  • Elephants live in family groups that are made up of females, their female relatives and their offspring. The group is led by the oldest female.
  • Adult male elephants live a solitary live.
  • Elephants use their ears to cool off.


How can you help elephants? Check out these organizations that helping elephants: David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust,  96 Elephants (Join the Herd)United for Wildlife.

You can also enter our art contest– we’re making calendars and the proceeds of those sales will go to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust!

We want to see you in your grey today! Show us your #elphies on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram!

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