Elephantastic!

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Mingling with Elephants: Young Friend of the Elephants on Elephant Apprecition Day in Whipsnade Zoo

Elephant Appreciation Day is on us again and what better way to celebrate these lovable animals than with a collection of memorable books featuring elephants?

People are so difficult. Give me an elephant any day.

(Mark Shand)

Enjoy!

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Elephants & Herd Instinct

Elephant herd in front of Mt Kilimanjaro. Photo by Diana Robinson via Flickr [CC BY-NC-ND 2.0]

Quote of the Week:

For the herds of wild elephants show no resentment when domesticated animals join them. They have none of that herd instinct directed against the stranger that one finds in cattle, in small boys and among many grown-up men. This tolerance is just one of the things about elephants which makes one realise they are big in more ways than one.

(Lt.-Col. J. H. Williams: Elephant Bill)

Can’t Ignore an Elephant

There are animals… and there are animals. As George Orwell memorably wrote:

All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others.

In my family, the animals that are most equal of all are the elephants. So naturally, we can’t pass a statue of an elephant without taking a picture of it.

“Asia”,  Albert Memorial, London.

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(In response to the Art in the Streets Photo Challenge)