Elephants in the Amboseli National Park, Kenya
© Adam Bannister/Offse
Follow the herd. Don't forget - it’s World Elephant Day
Today, for World Elephant Day, we're at Amboseli National Park in Kenya, one of the best places in the world to see African elephants ambling on the savannah. The 151-square-mile park, which has helped protect elephants and other African animals since it was established in 1974, is home to about 900 savannah elephants.Poaching and habitat loss have devastated elephant populations. In Africa, there are an estimated 350,000 elephants but worldwide only about 40,000 Asian elephants are alive today, with one in three living in captivity. Another depressing statistic: Every day, poachers kill about 100 African elephants for their ivory tusks, meat and body parts, which is faster than these majestic giants can reproduce. World Elephant Day was established in 2012 to raise awareness of the plight of elephants and prompt action on their behalf. Let's join this parade and do what we can to help them.