Celebrate World Elephant Day!

August 12 is World Elephant Day! Check out some great titles! You can also watch elephants online at the Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee.

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5 Elephants by Rob Laidlaw

The story of 5 different elephants. You will meet Echo, a wild elephant who thrived in her natural environment, surrounded by her family. You will also read about Lucy, a lone elephant trapped in a Canadian zoo, and Tarra, an entertainment elephant who is now living out her days at a sanctuary. You will discover why Tusko, a travelling entertainment elephant, had such a tragic life. And you will meet Thandora, a zoo elephant who was given a new life in the wild.

The Elephant Scientist by Caitlin O’Connell and Donna Jackson

Journey to the Namibian desert with Caitlin O’Connell, an American scientist, and witness one of nature’s largest , most complex, and most intelligent mammals living today on this earth.

Tarra and Bella: the Elephant and Dog Who Became Best Friends by Carol Buckley

Spotlights the true-life friendship between Tarra, a retired circus elephant, and one of the Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary’s stray dogs, Bella.