Celebrate #WorldElephantDay With These Trendy Pieces And Facts Related To Elephants

Beauty and brains.

Whether you've seen elephants in person or you've watched them through the screen, it's hard not to be fascinated by these incredible creatures.

Today, we'd like to celebrate #WorldElephantDay by rounding up some of our favorite elephant-inspired wardrobe and home pieces while providing you with facts about the species and ways to help them thrive, sourced from WorldElephantDay.org

That way, not only will you be able to celebrate in style, but you'll be well-informed when sparking a larger conversation about protecting our wildlife today and every day to come. 

Check it all out below! 

Did you know? "There are two species of elephants, African and Asian, and while they are similar in physiology, they are too biologically different to interbreed. [However] Recent scientific findings suggest that the forest-dwelling African elephant is a genetically distinct species, making it a third elephant species."

Did you know? "Asian elephants range in 13 countries. In the past 50 years, the Asian elephant range has shrunk by over 70 percent."

Did you know? "An elephant's trunk has more than 40,000 muscles, more than all the muscles in the human body. They can tear down trees or pick up a blade of grass with their trunks."

Did you know? "At 11 pounds, the elephant has a brain that is larger than any other land animal in the world."

Did you know? "Elephant numbers have dropped by 62% over the last decade, and they could be mostly extinct by the end of the next decade."

And there are many ways to help, including, but not limited to: "Implementing stronger protection policies for wild elephants at both local and international levels of government; stronger enforcement and legislative measures against the poaching and illegal trade of ivory; better management of natural elephant habitats; better education about the vital role of the elephant in ecosystems..." and beyond.

Cover photo via Shutterstock/Claudia Paulussen