Elephant Hills wishes a Happy NATIONAL THAI ELEPHANT DAY
Thai Elephant Day was set on March 13 when white elephants were chosen to be ‘National Animal and Symbol of Thailand’ in 1998. The purpose of this day is to help draw people’s attention to see how important elephants are in Thai culture. The human – animal relationship goes back hundreds of years
Moreover, this event also raises public awareness to protect and conserve the elephant population for our next generations.
At an estimated 32.000 individuals left world-wide (WWF, 2014), there are less than 5% as many Asian Elephants left on this planet as there are African Elephants (approx. 700.000; WWF, 2014). And you do know that African Elephants are already classified as Vulnerable Threatened by the IUCN Red List, right? The bad news are: The Asian Elephant is classified as Endangered Threatened – one rank closer to extinction already…
If you agree with us that this highly special species is worth conserving, please share this post with your friends and family to raise awareness for the current situation of the Asian Elephant.
The whole Elephant Hills team and all of our magnificent elephant ladies would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your amiable support. It is much appreciated!