As we head into this new year, we wanted to share 5 inspirational quotes and photographs shared from The Independent. Here’s to 2014 and a harmonious future for elephants and humans!
5. “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.” - Lyall Watson
4. “There is no creature among all the Beasts of the world which hath so great and ample demonstration of the power and wisedom of almighty God as the Elephant.” Edward Topsell in The Historie of Foure-Footed Beastes
3. “I meant what I said and I said what I meant - An elephant’s faithful, one hundred percent!” - Dr Seuss
2. “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.” - Graydon Carter
1. “Nature’s great masterpiece, an elephant - the only harmless great thing.” - John Donne
HAPPY NEW YEAR!