Africa has been blessed with the brilliant majestic animals in the wild. These animals have the most unique features that standout in the whole animal Kingdom. Today, conservationists and other wildlife stakeholders have come together to let the world know the positive traits of the elephants.
World Elephant Day was launched in August 12, 2012 to bring the attention to the urgent plight of Asian and African elephants. Elephants are admired, loved and worshiped by some people and cultures around the world, yet we balance on the brink of seeing the last of this magnificent creature.
According to World Elephants Day, the escalation of poaching, habitat loss, human-elephant conflict and mistreatment in captivity are just some of the threats to both African and Asian elephants. Working towards better protection for wild elephants, improving enforcement policies to prevent the illegal poaching and trade of ivory, conserving elephant habitats, better treatment for captive elephants and, when appropriate, reintroducing captive elephants into natural, protected sanctuaries are the goals that numerous elephant conservation organizations are focusing on around the world.
Speaking at the #WorthMoreAlive Exhibition Cocktail Party, Mr. David Macharia, the CEO of Versatile Photographers and founder of #savewildlife campaign said,”I have two boys. And I would want them, 10,15 years from now, to visit a game park and see an elephant. I wouldn’t wish for them to hear in stories that elephants once existed. If that ever happens, we will have failed terribly.”
Mr. Macharia saw the need of being a Wildlife ambassador. He schedules wildlife shoots where he documents stories from the wild and shares them on the digital platforms. The pictorial stories are voices that raise the need of wildlife conservation.
In Africa, there are two elephant sub species; the Savannah which is often called the Bush elephant. There is also the Forest elephants. All of these subspecies for both of the categories are named for the locations that are their natural habitat.
Elephants have distinct behavior and traits that make them different from other animals in the wild. According to elephant world, female elephants are very social because they spend their entire lives in the same herd. They take very good care of their offspring, and all of the females jump in to help as well.
They are excellent when it comes to communicating both verbally and non verbally. They also are very protective of each other. On the other end, the males tend to be loners or sometimes they join a bachelor herd.