We recently got the opportunity to better understand nature’s gentle giants during the Elephantastic weekend at Whipsnade Zoo in Buckinghamshire. Supported by Mr Kipling, this remarkable weekend-long celebration of these majestic creatures marked World Elephant Appreciation Day which raises money for Asian elephant conservation and research projects.
Asian elephants are classified as endangered by the IUCN Red List of threatened species. They are also classified as one of the ZSL’s EDGE (Evolutionary Distinct and Globally Endangered) species. Their EDGE of Existence programme hightlights and protects some of the weirdest and most incredible species on the planet.