Elephant Appreciation Day
About Elephant Appreciation Day
Date When Celebrated: Elephant Appreciation Day is always observed on September 22
Elephants are absolutely amazing. They are huge, lumbering, and fascinating beasts, the largest land animal alive today. Today is Elephant Appreciation Day, a September 22 holiday. Show us how much you care about them. This is a big, elephant-sized day. We feel it should be celebrated in a big way.
Little kids and big kids are fascinated by elephants. In a zoo, in the circus, or in a wildlife special on television, they captivate us by their sheer size. Today is your chance to let them see that you appreciate them. Showing your appreciation for them starts with a visit to your local zoo. They will be happy to see you. Donating their support is a great way to show your appreciation.
Here’s a neat suggestion. …..Show these pachyderms at your local zoo how much you love them, by serving them a special treat. They like pumpkins! They like big pumpkins. See elephants munching on big pumpkins.
Did You Know? Elephants are capable of swimming 20 miles a day.
How to Celebrate Elephant Appreciation Day
- Go to the zoo and see them.
- Of course, if you have the opportunity to go on a safari, you’re in for a real treat.
- Read a book about them.
- Watch a television documentary on elephants. You can find them online, too.
- Make a donation to help to support them in the wild.
- Look into ways big and small, that you can help protect them and their natural habitat.
“When you’ve got an elephant by the hind legs and he’s trying to run away, it’s best to let him run.” – – Abraham Lincoln
History and Origin of Elephant Appreciation Day
Mission Media Inc. created this day in 1996, largely because these pachyderms are ….large. (and a whole lot of other great things.) The founder, Wayne Hepburn, received a paperweight of elephants on parade from his daughter as a gift. He became fascinated by them. He amassed a huge collection of elephant books and paraphernalia. His fascination and love of achyderms, led to the creation of this day so you and I can stop and enjoy this huge, lumbering beast.
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