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Touching - the absolute reason I adore elephants. Their compassion is so beautiful!

He was older than any other animal, older than the oldest clown, and much, much older than the circus itself.

A mother and her calf - so much love! Thai Elephant Conservation Center, Thailand

Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent. John 6:29

Elephants in Ngorongoro Crater - photo by: Geof Wilson, Source: Flickr, found with Wylio.com

Did you know an elephants gestation period is 23 months! That's almost 2 years of pregnancy folks

Elephants love reunions. They recognize one another after years and years of separation and greet each other with wild, boisterous joy. There's bellowing and trumpeting, ear flapping and rubbing. Trunks entwine.

Africa | Baby elephant standing next to its mother. Kenya | © Thomas Retterath

Elephants have been known to die of a broken heart when a mate dies. They refuse to eat and will lie down, shedding tears, until they starve to death. They reject all human help.

Did you know: The fate of African and Asian elephant rests almost solely with China. The Chinese demand for ivory is so high that if they killed ALL the elephants in Africa, there would not be nearly enough to meet demand. Over 90% of ivory in China is illegal.