Every year August 12 is recognized as World Elephant Day. The day was created in 2011 and is a day set to raise awareness to the treatment of elephants worldwide.

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World Elephant Day encourages people to work towards better treatment, protection of and living environments of elephants, and enforce better policies to prevent poaching and ivory trading.

To learn more about World Elephant Day and find out how you can help, visit worldelephantday.org.