Fotogalería | 10 datos sobre los elefantes

Publicado el día 04 de Marzo del 2017, Por Redacción National Geographic

Trompa magnífica MASHATU, BOTSWANA - JULY 26: An elephant at the Mashatu game reserve on July 26, 2010 in Mapungubwe, Botswana. Mashatu is a 46,000 hectare reserve located in Eastern Botswana where the Shashe river and Limpopo river meet. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
Retrato íntimo MASHATU, BOTSWANA - JULY 26: Detail of an elephant at the Mashatu game reserve on July 26, 2010 in Mapungubwe, Botswana. Mashatu is a 46,000 hectare reserve located in Eastern Botswana where the Shashe river and Limpopo river meet. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
Decorando el paisajeLIMPOPO, SOUTH AFRICA - JULY 21: An elephant walks at the Pafuri game reserve on July 21, 2010 in Kruger National Park, South Africa. Kruger National Park is one of the largest game reserves in South Africa spanning 19,000 square kilometres and is part of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
¡Al agua elefantes!LOWER SABIE, SOUTH AFRICA - JULY 08: An African Elephant drinks water from a pool in Krugar National Park on July 8, 2013 in Lower Sabie, South Africa. The Kruger National Park was established in 1898, and is South Africa's premier wildlife park, spanning an area of approximately 2 million hectares. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
Todos juntosMASHATU, BOTSWANA - JULY 27: A herd of elephants drink from a river at the Mashatu game reserve on July 27, 2010 in Mapungubwe, Botswana. Mashatu is a 46,000 hectare reserve located in Eastern Botswana where the Shashe river and Limpopo river meet. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
Mirada penetranteDUBBO, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 20: "Cuddles" a female African Elephant is seen at Taronga Western Plains Zoo on April 20, 2012 in Dubbo, Australia. The popular 35 year old Dubbo zoo is set in 3 square km of bushland and is home to over 700 animals. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)
Diversión entre amigosLIMPOPO, SOUTH AFRICA - JULY 22: Elephants embrace in the Luvuvhu river at the Pafuri game reserve on July 22, 2010 in Kruger National Park, South Africa. Kruger National Park is one of the largest game reserves in South Africa spanning 19,000 square kilometres and is part of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
Elefante trabajadorYANGON, BURMA - JANUARY 28: An elephant splashes dirt on himself after a day of hard work on January 28, 2014 in Maing Hint Sal elephant logging camp, Myanmar.This government-owned camp holding 62 elephants and about 330 local villagers is one of many which are under threat due to upcoming changes in laws that reflect the steady depletion of forests in the country. The local government blames illegal loggers for this, while others are under the opinion that the government carelessly sold land for construction and development purposes to the wrong people. Either way, elephant logging which has been a source of income for many in this country for generations could have its days numbered which would affect many local people's livelihoods. (Photo by Ruben Salgado/Getty Images)
La sombra de un grandeWAY KAMBAS, LAMPUNG, INDONESIA - JUNE 14: Sumatran elephant rest in between patrolling the conservation looking for illegal loggers who are destroying the habitat of Sumatran elephants on June 14, 2010 in Way Kambas, Lampung, Indonesia. Sumatran elephants are becoming increasingly endangered due to the destruction of their habitat by logging, palm oil and rubber industries. This has resulted in the animals increasingly invading local villages, at times trampling locals to death and destroying homes and crops, as they return to land which was once their habitat and has now been settled by humans following logging. Villages in Lampung saw 327 elephants invade in a three month period during 2009, causing death and destruction as their own habitat continues to be threatened and depleted. Forest rangers and activists from the Wildlife Conservation Society are trying various methods to return them to the forests, including training them to keep away, along with hunting for illegal loggers. The current population for the mammals is estimated at 2000 to 2700. (Photo by Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images)
Paquidermo sedientoLOWER SABIE, SOUTH AFRICA - JULY 08: An African Elephant drinks water from a pool in Krugar National Park on July 8, 2013 in Lower Sabie, South Africa. The Kruger National Park was established in 1898, and is South Africa's premier wildlife park, spanning an area of approximately 2 million hectares. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

El 12 de agosto se celebra el Día Mundial del Elefante para hacer conciencia sobre su conservación.

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