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We admire elephants in part because they demonstrate what we consider the finest human traits: empathy, self-awareness, and social intelligence. But the way we treat them puts on display the very worst of human behavior.
The sad thing about destroying the environment is that we're going to take the rest of life with us. The bluebirds will be gone, and the elephants will be gone, and the tigers will be gone, and the pandas will be gone.
The threat of extinction is more real than many realise. And the damage done to elephants directly leads to destruction of the ecosystem.
It's estimated that across Africa 100 elephants are killed for their tusks every day. It takes nothing more than simple math to get to what that adds up to in a year, and it's a distressing figure.
When people talk about South Africa, it's all about lions and elephants. But when we talk about India, we talk about tigers.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Everything that I love is behind those gates. We have elephants, and giraffes, and crocodiles, and every kind of tigers and lions. And - and we have bus loads of kids, who don't get to see those things. They come up sick children, and enjoy it.
Save the elephants, and then you save the forest - and then you save yourself.
Illegal killings of elephants are being linked to organized crime and the funding of armed militia groups. Many consumers in Asia do not realize that by buying ivory, they are playing a role in the illegal wildlife trade and its serious consequences.
I have a memory like an elephant. In fact, elephants often consult me.
It's really bizarre because no one knows this, but elephants have killed more animal trainers than any other animal.
Elephants have the largest brains of any mammal on the face of the Earth. They are creative, altruistic and kind.
The whole new Democratic Party is the old Republican Party. We have a whole bunch of elephants running around in donkey's clothes.
If elephants didn't exist, you couldn't invent one. They belong to a small group of living things so unlikely they challenge credulity and common sense.
Women are like elephants. I like to look at 'em, but I wouldn't want to own one.
W. C. Fields
I don't know where I learned elephants like their tongues slapped. Whatever turns you on.
Be wary of passing the judgment: obscure. To find something obscure poses no difficult, elephants and poodles find many things obscure.
Georg C. Lichtenberg
It's hard for the donkeys to win the race if they're going to carry the elephants on their backs.
I do believe the Democratic party has moved far to the right. I do believe that the party has a bunch of elephants running around in donkey clothes.
We are not the only animal that mourns; apes do, and elephants, and dogs. Yet we are the only one that tortures.
So often we talk about saving the planet, but what we really mean is to save the planet the way it is, so we can live here. So that is can sustain us. Because the planet doesn't need to be saved. It doesn't care if all the squirrels, elephants, and trees die and there's just a couple of amoebas floating around at the poles.
Elephants are contagious.
Unlike the primate hand, the elephant's grasping organ is also its nose. Elephants use their trunks not only to reach food but also to sniff and touch it. With their unparalleled sense of smell, the animals know exactly what they are going for. Vision is secondary.
Frans de Waal
I don't know how many lions and leopards I've shot. I've shot two elephants, which was enough - never again. It's a melancholy and moving thing to hunt an elephant. It's like shooting an old man.
What brought the British to the Gambia in the first place - which was bigger than it is now - was trade in ivory because the Gambia had a lot of elephants. They wiped out all the elephants and ended up selling Africans.
Elephants are highly emotional. Whatever they are feeling, they let it out immediately, and the histrionics are over and forgotten in a moment, lasting no longer than the cloud formations that are constantly coming apart and re-forming overhead. There is no guile in pachyderms.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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