They might be wildlife icons, but, sadly, elephants are in crisis. Save The Elephant Day is a chance to show our love and support for these much-loved giants and raise awareness of the threats to their future in both Africa and Asia, ranging from ivory poachers and traffickers to loss of habitat. Here are some top quotes for these large mammals.

1. What is your memory of an elephant?
“They say an elephant never forgets. What they don’t tell you is, you never forget an elephant.” ~Bill Murray

2. Quite a deep one.
“Our elders say that an elephant does not find its own trunk heavy.” ~Zakes Mda

3. One more reason to save the forests.
“The elephants can survive only if forests survive.” ~Mark Shand

4. What do you prefer?
“If you do not have a memory like an elephant, leave impressions like one.” ~Unknown

5. Could you recognise one?
“When there is an invisible elephant in the room, one is from time to time bound to trip over a trunk.” ~Karen Joy Fowler


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