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Elephant appreciation day

September 22, 2015, 18:58 UTC+3
Unusual facts about the largest land mammals - in this photo gallery by TASS
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Elephant Appreciation Day is observed every year on September 22. Photo: Elephant calves playing at an elephant orphanage in Pinnawala, Sri Lanka
Elephant Appreciation Day is observed every year on September 22. Photo: Elephant calves playing at an elephant orphanage in Pinnawala, Sri Lanka
Elephant Appreciation Day is observed every year on September 22. Photo: Elephant calves playing at an elephant orphanage in Pinnawala, Sri Lanka
© AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena
Two species are traditionally recognised, the African and the Asian elephant, although some evidence suggests that African bush elephants and African forest elephants are separate species. Photo: Elephants in Africa Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania
Two species are traditionally recognised, the African and the Asian elephant, although some evidence suggests that African bush elephants and African forest elephants are separate species. Photo: Elephants in Africa Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania
Two species are traditionally recognised, the African and the Asian elephant, although some evidence suggests that African bush elephants and African forest elephants are separate species. Photo: Elephants in Africa Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania
© AP Photo/Ben Curtis
Male African elephants are the largest extant terrestrial animals. Photo: Two-month-old orphaned baby elephant being given a dust-bath in the red earth in the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Elephant Orphanage in Nairobi, Kenya
Male African elephants are the largest extant terrestrial animals. Photo: Two-month-old orphaned baby elephant being given a dust-bath in the red earth in the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Elephant Orphanage in Nairobi, Kenya
Male African elephants are the largest extant terrestrial animals. Photo: Two-month-old orphaned baby elephant being given a dust-bath in the red earth in the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Elephant Orphanage in Nairobi, Kenya
© AP Photo/Ben Curtis
On average, an adult elephant weighs 3.5 tons and can reach a height of 3 m
On average, an adult elephant weighs 3.5 tons and can reach a height of 3 m
On average, an adult elephant weighs 3.5 tons and can reach a height of 3 m
© AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau
Elephants сan be found in different habitats including savannahs, forests, deserts and marshes. But they prefer to stay near water. Photo: An elephant in the indoor pool at the Zoo in Leipzig, Germany
Elephants сan be found in different habitats including savannahs, forests, deserts and marshes. But they prefer to stay near water. Photo: An elephant in the indoor pool at the Zoo in Leipzig, Germany
Elephants сan be found in different habitats including savannahs, forests, deserts and marshes. But they prefer to stay near water. Photo: An elephant in the indoor pool at the Zoo in Leipzig, Germany
© AP Photo/Jens Meyer
The number of Indian elephants is 41,4-52,3 thousand, the majority of them live in India
The number of Indian elephants is 41,4-52,3 thousand, the majority of them live in India
The number of Indian elephants is 41,4-52,3 thousand, the majority of them live in India
© AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi
Mahouts performing rituals on elephants in Pinnawala, Sri Lanka
Mahouts performing rituals on elephants in Pinnawala, Sri Lanka
Mahouts performing rituals on elephants in Pinnawala, Sri Lanka
© AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena
Elephants have the longest gestation period among land animals - 22 months
Elephants have the longest gestation period among land animals - 22 months
Elephants have the longest gestation period among land animals - 22 months
© AP Photo/Heri Juanda
For elephants, the median life span is 40-60 years, but under favorable conditions, the animals can live longer
For elephants, the median life span is 40-60 years, but under favorable conditions, the animals can live longer
For elephants, the median life span is 40-60 years, but under favorable conditions, the animals can live longer
© AP Photo/Biswaranjan Rout
Elephants' large ear flaps help to control their body temperature
Elephants' large ear flaps help to control their body temperature
Elephants' large ear flaps help to control their body temperature
© AP Photo/Aftab Alam Siddiqui
Elephants have phenomenal hearing but they also can hear through their feet, as they are able to detect seismic vibrations
Elephants have phenomenal hearing but they also can hear through their feet, as they are able to detect seismic vibrations
Elephants have phenomenal hearing but they also can hear through their feet, as they are able to detect seismic vibrations
© AP Photo/Mike Stark
Despite worldwide admiration for these magnificent mammals, elephants face serious threats, from poaching to habitat destruction
Despite worldwide admiration for these magnificent mammals, elephants face serious threats, from poaching to habitat destruction
Despite worldwide admiration for these magnificent mammals, elephants face serious threats, from poaching to habitat destruction
© AP Photo/ Eranga Jayawardena
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Elephant Appreciation Day is observed every year on September 22. Photo: Elephant calves playing at an elephant orphanage in Pinnawala, Sri Lanka
© AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena
Two species are traditionally recognised, the African and the Asian elephant, although some evidence suggests that African bush elephants and African forest elephants are separate species. Photo: Elephants in Africa Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania
© AP Photo/Ben Curtis
Male African elephants are the largest extant terrestrial animals. Photo: Two-month-old orphaned baby elephant being given a dust-bath in the red earth in the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Elephant Orphanage in Nairobi, Kenya
© AP Photo/Ben Curtis
On average, an adult elephant weighs 3.5 tons and can reach a height of 3 m
© AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau
Elephants сan be found in different habitats including savannahs, forests, deserts and marshes. But they prefer to stay near water. Photo: An elephant in the indoor pool at the Zoo in Leipzig, Germany
© AP Photo/Jens Meyer
The number of Indian elephants is 41,4-52,3 thousand, the majority of them live in India
© AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi
Mahouts performing rituals on elephants in Pinnawala, Sri Lanka
© AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena
Elephants have the longest gestation period among land animals - 22 months
© AP Photo/Heri Juanda
For elephants, the median life span is 40-60 years, but under favorable conditions, the animals can live longer
© AP Photo/Biswaranjan Rout
Elephants' large ear flaps help to control their body temperature
© AP Photo/Aftab Alam Siddiqui
Elephants have phenomenal hearing but they also can hear through their feet, as they are able to detect seismic vibrations
© AP Photo/Mike Stark
Despite worldwide admiration for these magnificent mammals, elephants face serious threats, from poaching to habitat destruction
© AP Photo/ Eranga Jayawardena

Elephant Appreciation Day is observed every year on September 22. Unusual facts about the largest land mammals - in this photo gallery by TASS

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