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World Elephant Day 2015 celebration in pictures

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Perhaps, one of the most intelligent and calm animal out there, Elephant deserves to rule every inch of this planet. And to celebrate the splendor of this magnificent animal, 12 August is celebrated as World Elephant Day to spread awareness about conserving wild elephants that are in danger of getting extinct in a few decades. Poaching and shrinkage of natural habitat is putting these animals in harm’s way.

On an average, over 35, 000 elephants are killed by poachers every year.

There are predictions that elephants might disappear from the phase of earth in next 15 years considering the present trend. That day will be awful for humanity. Here is a little glimpse into the life of elephants through some marvelous pictures. These pictures include sight of killed elephants, incineration of elephant tooth along with some other images from reserves and zoos.

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African Elephants near Mount Kilimanjaro

POACHED ELEPHANTS LAY WHERE THEY FELL

African Elephant and Young

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A network of elephant trails bisects the green grasses of Lake Amboseli

Asian Elephant (Elephas maximus) pair playing, Way Kambas National Park, Sumatra, Indonesia

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Reaching baby elephant protected by mother

Aerial View of Elephant, Nxai Pan National Park, Botswana

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Ethiopia becomes second African nation in 2015 to burn ivory stockpiles

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An elephant bull drinking

An elephant poached for its tusks in Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Elephant Feeding on Grass, Chobe National Park, Botswana

Kenya, Masai Mara Reserve, African Elephant (Loxodonta africana), and young family back in the forest

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Image Credits: Mashable/Huffington Post

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