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Have an elephantistic day

Elephants are the largest land mammals on earth. On World Elephant Day, August 12, let us take a look at some of their unique traits.

Dumbo is one, Kala Nag another and Horton yet another one. Who are they? Elephants, of course.

August 12 is celebrated as World Elephant Day. Created by Canadian filmmakers Patricia Sims and Michael Clark of Canazwest Pictures, and Sivaporn Dardarananda, Secretary General of the Elephant Reintroduction Foundation in Thailand, the day was meant to bring attention to the plight of elephants and threats to their survival.

The two major threats they face today is human ...

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