Animals·Posted on Jun 30, 201422 Photos That Prove Elephants Make The World A Better PlaceBetween poaching and their treatment at circuses, elephants are up against a lot. Here's a small reminder how special these endangered animals are.by Chelsea MarshallBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. This splish-splasher. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF imgur.com 2. This cutie who just wants you to have a fantastic day! imgur.com 3. This story of Shirley and Jenny reuniting at last: View this video on YouTube youtube.com 4. This guy who's waving his trunk in the air like he just doesn't care. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF reddit.com 5. This timid cutie. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF reddit.com 6. This little one who just wants to share. jhvr/jhvr 7. This little fuzzball. Tippapatt/Tippapatt 8. This little guy who just wants you to play in the snow with him. imgur.com 9. This mother and daughter. CPaulussen/CPaulussen 10. This guy in his new (dirt) face paint. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF reddit.com 11. This snuggle bunny. imgur.com 12. These mud wrestlers. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF gfycat.com 13. This gal pullin' a "Clint Eastwood Talking to a Chair" routine. Wild Africa Nature/Wild Africa Nature 14. This orphaned elephant named Moses getting acquainted with his new dog brothers. AP Photo/Denis Farrell 15. This grown-up elephant and his best friend. Splash News 16. These love bugs. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF reddit.com 17. And this professional booper. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF reddit.com 18. This eager elephant who just wants to say hi so badly. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF reddit.com 19. This playful muddy-pants. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF reddit.com 20. This one who's really everyone's best friend. dmussman/dmussman 21. Basically, the world would be 100% less special without these guys. photosbyash/photosbyash 22. There are obviously thousands of more reasons too. Check out more information here and here. manode/manode Would you like more animals in your life? Sign up for the BuzzFeed Animals newsletter and get posts like these in your inbox twice a week!