Elephants near Mount Kilimanjaro, Amboseli National Park, Kenya
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Trunks packed for road. World Wildlife Conservation Day
We're taking a walk with these beautiful beasts for World Wildlife Conservation Day. Mount Kilimanjaro, known as the Great White Mountain to local tribes, stands sentinel as these African bush elephants cross the vast savannahs of Amboseli National Park in Kenya. Habitat loss and poaching for ivory have decimated the populations of the bush elephant and its cousin, the forest elephant, which roams the nearby foothills of Kilimanjaro.
Today is an occasion to recognize our planet's fragile ecosystem and the daily impact humans have on biodiversity. It's up to all of us to help these elephants keep roaming.