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22 Photos That Prove Elephants Make The World A Better Place

Between poaching and their treatment at circuses, elephants are up against a lot. Here's a small reminder how special these endangered animals are.

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1. This splish-splasher.

2. This cutie who just wants you to have a fantastic day!

3. This story of Shirley and Jenny reuniting at last:

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4. This guy who's waving his trunk in the air like he just doesn't care.

5. This timid cutie.

6. This little one who just wants to share.

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7. This little fuzzball.

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8. This little guy who just wants you to play in the snow with him.

9. This mother and daughter.

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10. This guy in his new (dirt) face paint.

11. This snuggle bunny.

12. These mud wrestlers.

13. This gal pullin' a "Clint Eastwood Talking to a Chair" routine.

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14. This orphaned elephant named Moses getting acquainted with his new dog brothers.

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15. This grown-up elephant and his best friend.

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16. These love bugs.

17. And this professional booper.

18. This eager elephant who just wants to say hi so badly.

19. This playful muddy-pants.

20. This one who's really everyone's best friend.

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21. Basically, the world would be 100% less special without these guys.

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22. There are obviously thousands of more reasons too. Check out more information here and here.

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