So in celebration, we dug up some interesting facts about elephants. And, it gives us an opportunity to show you some more of the photos we took in Namibia of the worlds biggest land mammal.
Elephants in the wild live between 60-80 years.
A female elephant is pregnant for 22 months before giving birth to a calf that weighs around 100 kgs (220 lbs).
Elephants hate ants! They avoid ants at all costs because they can get inside their trunks where they annoy the very sensitive nerve endings there.
An elephant needs to drink over 200 litres (52 gallons) of water per day!
Elephants can swim. In very deep water, they can use their trunk as a snorkel!
The elephant's blood circulates through it's large thin ears. The ears act as radiators, and help the elephant to cool off in hot weather.
Elephants spend 16 hours per day eating. An elephant's molar tooth is about the size of a brick and weighs 5 lbs!
The bottom of elephant's feet are covered with a soft spongy padding that enables them to walk almost silently. Even when a herd are moving through the brush, you can only hear the odd branch breaking.
Our Amazon.com deal of the day? Well, in keeping with our World Elephant Day theme, we came across something for your child or grandchild.
Tip - check the "other sellers" list on the right hand side and you can buy it for $5.95 with shipping included. This way, you don't need to meet Amazon's $35 limit for free shipping!