World Elephant Day

“The question is, are we happy to suppose that our grandchildren may never be able to see an elephant except in a picture book?” David Attenborough

African Footprint Safaris - Elephant

In the early part of the 20th century, there may have been as many as three and a half million African elephants roaming the continent but today we estimated Africa’s total elephant population to be around 415 000 only

African Elephant populations are on a rapid decline (a decline of over 110 000 in the last decade alone) and this decline can be attributed to the ivory trade, as the animals are poached for their ivory tusks, combined with habitat destruction and conflicts with local people.

African Footprint Safaris supports ‘World Elephant Day’ today (and every other day too) by spreading awareness