Elephants are truly remarkable animals. They don’t run, recognize themselves in mirrors, and have six toes, just to name a few fun facts about them. Unfortunately, they are still being killed for their tusks or treated badly all over the world. So I decided to dedicate this Twitter review to the Elephant Appreciation Day. Let me start by expressing my support for PETA’s (@peta) message.
The Detroit Zoo (@detroitzoo) adds the sad fact that 96 elephants are killed every day by poachers. The link directs to 96elephants.org. I think today (like any other) is a good day to support their case.
Trekking Stitches (@TrekkingStitch) celebrated with this pretty doodle. Hands up for those who didn’t know elephants can’t jump. It is true, they can’t! But they are not the only mammals; neither can sloths, hippos and rhinos. Well, hippos and rhinos have all their feet in the air when they run. I am not sure if that counts as “jumping”, though. It is, however not true that they use their trunk like a straw when they drink.
Can you remember the elephant jokes? Ellen King (@ellenking) does. I have one, too. How do you get an elephant into the fridge? … Ah, well, it was really funny back then.
Naturally, I was hoping for a lot of photos of adorable elephants. Thanks to Carly Miller (@carl_millerO) , Alexandra Summa (@IconicNYCorg), Elmer’s (@Elmers), Dr Ryan Llera (@DrRyanLleraDVM), and CIA Spy Girl (@CIAspygirl) I am not disappointed!
I like to end today’s post with the tweet that made me discover a plethora of extremely adorable elephant videos on the site of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation™ (CEC). Thank you Juliette Feld (@JulietteFeld)!
As always, please comment and let me know what you think about the Elephant Appreciation Day, this post, or what you want me to write about next Twitter Tuesday.