So Sunday was #WorldElephantDay which means I’m a bit late with this post but anyone that knows me, knows how much I 🖤 🐘, so anyway, here it goes. We all know that #elephants are our largest living land #animal & #mammal but did you know that with the biggest brains of any land animal, weighing in at more than 5.4 kg/11 lbs on average, we will NEVER be as smart as them & elephants still have much to teach us.
For ex, female 🐘 spend their entire lives in tightly knit family groups made up of #mothers, #daughters, #sisters, #cousins & #aunts. These groups are led by the eldest #female, or #matriarch. Adult males, on the other hand, live mostly solitary lives. See! 😏Seems like they’re on to something to me! 😂😂
But seriously, @natgeo reports that 100,000 elephants were killed by poachers in just the last three years, in Central #Africa alone. By my calculations that’s like 10 🐘 per day! However, I’ve read reports that puts that number as high as 55/day (@bbcnews). 🤷🏾♀️Shame on us!💆🏾♀️Fucking humans! 😡We’re supposed to be #manKIND. We’re supposed to be better than that. We are not. But I refuse to loose hope. 🙏🏾We HAVE to do better than this.
One of my favorite organizations supporting the fight against #poachers and looking out for little orphaned baby 🐘 left behind is @dswt. Their staff is beyond amazing! Feel free to check ‘em out. Every time I’m in #Nairobi that’s always a welcomed stop.
#photos 1 & 3 by me
📸 #2 by @dswt