On World Elephant Day, it’s important to remember how much the world needs one of our cutest, smartest species. All the baby elephants pictured below are currently living at The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.
If you need any reason to smile today, look no further than these baby rock hyraxes.
Never knew I had so many happy tears in me.
The reasons are endless, these are just a few of them.
Rosie and Opal aren’t just retired circus elephants: They’re beacons of hope for their endangered species. Hope Elephants, located in aptly named Hope, Maine, is a nonprofit sanctuary devoted to the well-being and conservation of elephants worldwide.
The video, shot by a local zookeeper, shows a herd of elephants reacting as an air raid siren begins to sound. In Gaza, meanwhile, zookeepers have been having trouble keeping their animals alive.
Between poaching and their treatment at circuses, elephants are up against a lot. Here’s a small reminder how special these endangered animals are.
“So, I’m the biggest creature on Earth?!”
The cute is almost too much.
Elephant poaching is out of control. Here are some reasons to care.
The elephants ate some fruit in Singita Kruger National Park, and as result got very drunk.
As it turns out, the elephants you see in circuses aren’t having as much fun as it seems.
The stuff we do to elephants is beyond imagination.
Great video from the Addo Elephant National Park in South Africa.
In the world’s largest market for elephant tusks, about 6 tons of ivory has been destroyed by China in an unprecedented move to crack down on the black market.
Having an elephant at your wedding is better than not having an elephant at your wedding.
Did that octopus just wink at you?
The Oregon Zoo’s elephant calf Lily turned one recently, and what a difference a year makes.
Someone needs to review the law book and make some changes.
Especially if it helps them find hidden food.
Sharks, lions and spiders get all the rep. But you should be afraid of these ‘cuddly’ creatures too.
It’s too exciting even imagining all the fun you could have with an elephant pal!
Our next big animal is wasting no time showing off their goods
Relive all the adoraglorious moments of BuzzFeed’s Animals March Madness tournament, and find out who took the honor of becoming the NEXT BIG ANIMAL!
Animals March Madness has its two final contestants, and Team Elephant needs you to vote.
Who will play in the championship? Let your heart decide.
The gentle giants face off in our special pageant round!
Thank you photoshop wizards at Hybrid Animals Subreddit, THANK YOU!