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 World Elephant Day

World Elephant Day reminds us of the need to help conserve and protect elephants from the numerous threats they face. Led by a matriarch, elephants are organized into complex social structures of females and calves, while male elephants tend to live in isolation or in small bachelor groups. A single calf is born to a female once every four to five years and after a gestation period of 22 months—the longest of any mammal.