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Meet the “Real King Of The Jungle” – Celebrating World Elephant Day

Team StoryWeavers|August 11, 2018| 120

Oli, is a 2 year old Indian Baby Elephant. 12th August, is a day that celebrates elephants just like Oli, in all shapes, sizes and types. With the effort to spread awareness on why elephants are important to the world and how they are fast depleting, a day was named specially for the King of the forest/ 

Here are a few reasons why elephants are the real Kings of the Jungle :

  1. They are the saviours of the forest, helping the ecosystem stay in balance – removing old and rotting trees and replanting trees, improving soil condition. This helps plants thrive and grow faster.
  2. They help with gardening – The nutrient-rich manure elephants leave behind helps plants by acting as a fertilizer, the partly digested food provides seeds to other animals and birds.
  3. Water for all – During the dry season, elephants dig deep with their tusks to create water holes for not just themselves, but other animals also. They are the only ones who have the power to drill through the soil and access the groundwater.

Did you know:

African elephants: Vulnerable, nearing extinction

Indian elephants : Endangered

Organized and funded poachers killed 100,000 elephants between 2010 to 2012, for their ivory tusks

The population of elephants has declined over 62% in the last decade

Here are a few more reasons why you should spread awareness on saving elephants

  • They are known to be very intelligent animals. They have and show several emotions quite similar to us humans, including compassion and self-awareness.
  • Elephants are very sensitive, when baby elephants cry or are in danger, the entire family runs to pet it and caress it to soothe it.
  • They even pay homage to their elders. When crossing the resting place of elders, elephants often stop and wait respectfully or gently touch the land with their trunks.

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Ankita Dutta is a STORYWEAVER at BYJU’S. Avid reader and writer by day, a classical singer by night, Harry Potter nerd, a film aficionado, and the classroom joker in her yesteryear. Ankita believes that words can influence to a point where they change personalities and ideologies. Wish to contact her about intriguing debates, writing trends and stories? Drop in a mail to [email protected]

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Keshika

August 12, 2018

Very true


Keshika

August 12, 2018

Very true, we should save them.


Gautam jha

August 12, 2018

Thank you Byjus I help for my study but for I am impressed for Byjus Learning


Pal Kaneria

August 12, 2018

Save elephants they are not our labours, don’t miss use their kindness because still they have the power to crush mankind!!!!


Sreesini

August 12, 2018

Wow????????
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Niyati

August 12, 2018

????Thanks for the awesome information about elephants these information is very important for us students ????


Rudraksh

August 12, 2018

Salute to the real kings of the jungle 🙂


Samriddhi Ganesh

August 12, 2018

Let’s join our hands to save elephants.


Shailja

August 12, 2018

It was wonderful to know more about “elephant ?”the real king of the jungle.


SWARIT Sharma

August 12, 2018

Wish BYJU’S a happy world elephant day


maria

August 12, 2018

Wonderful ?


ADITHYA MANOJ

August 12, 2018

Really elephants are intelligent they are useful for our environment

HAPPY ELEPHANT DAY .


Pracheta behera

August 12, 2018

We should take care of our hand for the betterment of our future generation in this elephants day let us join together our hands and save animal and environme t


Shivani

August 12, 2018

Yes what ever we tell about ?? like it is so big, boring and etc
But They are real and real ? king of the forest and thank you
byjus to tell us more about ???


Tavish

August 12, 2018

Amazing, I don’t even know about this that elephant is the real king of jungle


BHABATIRTHA GOSWAMI

August 12, 2018

They are really very intelligent animals.
In the time of EARTHQUAKE, they feel it first and then they try to spread that news.


Sowmya

August 12, 2018

Wow


Sowmya

August 12, 2018

Wow it is very interesting


Kruthika Lokesh

August 12, 2018

The only thing I want to do in life is to help save these beautiful creatures from extincion and educate people about how important nature is ??❤️?


Gokul

August 12, 2018

Awesome you elephants ? do really well. “The Saviour of the Forest” I agree. Thank you BC BIJU’S for this bind blowing information.???????☘???


Arush

August 12, 2018

I never knew that elephants are so awesome.I really do not want the intelligent elephants to get extinct.


Mariam

August 12, 2018

Elephants are wonderful animals


Lavanya

August 12, 2018

Nice information. .???????


Deeksha M

August 12, 2018

I shall try to spread the knowledge

BYJU’S u really being an awesome ??❇️


Sweta

August 12, 2018

Great
They are real king of the jungle.


Diptanshu Mohanty

August 12, 2018

It is good to know about elephants, who help us to survive. I heard srilanka said they are producing paper out elephant waste.. Is it really true.. God save elephants


KVS Satyanarayana

August 12, 2018

It is more interesting to know more about elephants


Ashlesha

August 12, 2018

Yes,they are really….
#Real King of Jungle?????


Tejas

August 12, 2018

I like these kind of information do send often


Kaustubh Purohit

August 12, 2018

Wonderful to know about.


Rashmi

August 12, 2018

I. Shall. Try. to. Spread the. Knowledge BUYJU’S u really beign. An awesome?????


Rashmi

August 12, 2018

I. Like. This video?????


Mrinmai

August 12, 2018

Very nice and interesting facts about elephant.
Wow ????????


Gayathri Anoop

August 12, 2018

I have got good knowledge about saving
elephants and also how elephants are .
I have shared this knowledge with my
brother.This is really nice fact.


ADARSH. P

August 12, 2018

Elephants are my favorite animal. We can
See most of them in Guruvayur in Kerala
There was a famous elephant called
Guruvayur Keshavan. Happy Elephant Day


Gayatri

August 12, 2018

It was really nice to know about such wonderful creatures.


kothai j

August 12, 2018

useful information . we have the responsibility to take part to save this ” real king of jungle “. i wl make awareness in my school and social media


Preeti tripathi

August 12, 2018

Really elephants are real king of jungle


Ayesha

August 12, 2018

I am really enlightened by the facts provide by the byju’s app every month.
Thank you Byju’s.


Vignesh

August 12, 2018

It’s great to know about these creatures????


sakshi Sontakke

August 12, 2018

They are known to be very intelligent animals.”Elephant”the real king of the jungle.


Agrima roy

August 12, 2018

we should really save elephants
From extinction if they would be extinct
The forests will be destroyed
PLEASE SAVE ELEPHANTS


Sushmit

August 12, 2018

Let’s give cheers for World Elephant Day!??


MandarP.Tikam

August 12, 2018

The elephants are helping plants.???Wow that’s nice.Oli the baby elephant is telling us that what they do.


MandarP.Tikam

August 12, 2018

Oli the ? tells us about they do.


PPTikam

August 12, 2018

Oli tells us what they do you can read here on the byjus .I should
spread awareness on saving elephants.


Priyanshu

August 13, 2018

We should save them


Gunjan Saran

August 13, 2018

Wow!!oli. I am really thankful that u contribute so much..but very sorry for our behavior towards ur family.


Shruthi

August 13, 2018

It’s good to hear about elephants ????


Michelle Trisha Bachan

August 13, 2018

It is such a pleasure to know about elephants


Rimjhim Rajput

August 13, 2018

Elephants are awesome animals but now they are endangered animals,we should take care of all the animals not only elephants but also other animals ,
we can save the animals if we think that we can and save this beautiful world and all the creatures living on this beautiful planet Earth. ???
?


Jatin

August 13, 2018

Nice to now about Elephants?????????


Uditansh

August 13, 2018

Elephants have good leadership skills and are gentle


Nihla KN

August 13, 2018

Nice to know about Elephant the real King of jungle ?


Nihla KN

August 13, 2018

Nice to know more about Elephant the real King of jungle


Anurag

August 13, 2018

Good


Aashish

August 13, 2018

We should make natural parks for them in India as they are endangered species in India


Yogesh

August 13, 2018

Thank u for telling us more about the king of the jungle ‘elephant’


Janani

August 13, 2018

Very nice information about the king of the jungle thank you


Nithya pavai

August 14, 2018

Nice message…✌✌✌


Shrika Sharma

August 14, 2018

Thanks for giving such information☺️☺️☺️??????


Aparna.S.R

August 14, 2018

Didn’t ever knew that elephants had emotions???


Adarsh Srinivasan

August 14, 2018

good information


Soumyadeb mukherjee

August 14, 2018

Love to know about elephant??


mahek

August 14, 2018

Thanks Byjus


Rohit

August 14, 2018

I am really very??after the listening about these helpless ?. They don’t try to harm others but we the people always hunt and Kill them for gaining maximum profit. The government should be more aware of it and should pass the direct shooting order towards the hunter and poacher .nonsence hunter ??


arzubegum

August 14, 2018

it was very useful message to us


Diva

August 15, 2018

Thank you byjus for such informative information ??


Triguna Sarkar

August 15, 2018

Thanks a lot for giving a lot of information about elephant. We , the human beings consider ourselves as the most intelligent creatures in the world, but, infant, we are the cruelest creatures living in this world. It’s our duty to protect the elephants. Thanks to BYJU’S for such a marvellous information.


Shubham

August 15, 2018

Nice to know about such a good thing about elephants and it is bad to know that they are killed because of their tusks


Mahi

August 16, 2018

Wow elephants really help us but how can we spread awareness when it is not even in our control


Mahi

August 16, 2018

??


Vanshika

August 16, 2018

They are very intelligent animals.In the time of EARTHQUAKE,they
feel it first and then they try to spread that news.???????
?????I solute that elephants.?????


Vanshika

August 16, 2018

I solute that elephants, Really they are the ‘Real king of the
jungle’???????????????????????☺☺????


Vanshika

August 16, 2018

They are really very intelligent animals. In the time of EARTHQUICK,
they feel it feel and first and then try to spread that news.???
???????????????????☺☺☺☺ Really ,I solute
that elephants?????????????????????


Harsha

August 17, 2018

I agree that elephant’s are the most intelligent and powerful animals our earth like it is necessary to protect them from poachers a strong and strict step is required thanks Harsha


Naithik

August 17, 2018

Thanks for the information


Yashmit

August 17, 2018

Feel proud to learn about the real king of jungle the elephants ????


Tanav

August 17, 2018

Wow awesome i didnt kniw elephants were so important in the jungle


Varghese

August 17, 2018

It’s good and helpful for us get knowledge


Venkatasrinidhi

August 18, 2018

I loved it so much and and it is a good information,?????????????????????????????????????????


lehari

August 18, 2018

really cool


Shail Singh saloni

August 19, 2018

I feel so sad for them


Raja Sah

August 20, 2018

Wow????????
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Lavanya

August 20, 2018

It is really a nice one thanks to show this


Mayukh

August 21, 2018

It was good


Rimpai Chattejee

August 22, 2018

Awesome really cool?


Dharshini

August 23, 2018

It was a wonderful massage ??


Dharshini

August 23, 2018

I thank by jus for spreading awareness about elephants ? ?


Debarghya

August 31, 2018

We should take care of the nature and it’s inhabitants


Debarghya

August 31, 2018

True. We should preserve the nature and it’s inhabitants.


ishita

September 1, 2018

wow ,i think that we want to spread awareness about elephant


ishita

September 1, 2018

wow ,i think that we want to send more and more people so that we can save elephent


Hardik

September 1, 2018

True, animals are also living thing. so, why we kill and catch them

In cage.


Sneha

September 3, 2018

Wow…… I like elephants sooo much ? We should save them ??


Sneha

September 3, 2018

Wow….. I like elephants sooo much ? We should save them


D.A.VISHAL HARI

September 7, 2018

Very good information for our future


D.A.VISHAL HARI

September 7, 2018

???? Nice??


Apoorvadursheti

September 11, 2018

Thank you Byjus ….!we byjuites are getting to know of many more new and useful facts about nature and science…….PROUD TO BE A BYJUITE …..


Thakare york jeetendra

September 15, 2018

Yah !! all the spcies are going to extin slowly in our world after some of the late years.


Anupama

September 15, 2018

Really good information


Karthik

September 16, 2018

Yes it is true


Aditya Raj

September 16, 2018

I am impressed from byjus


Aditya Raj

September 16, 2018

Byjus is favourite learning app he help readings in science


rupashree

September 17, 2018

wonderfulllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll………………………..


Lakshita

September 28, 2018

Awesome. Thanks for the awareness ??:-)


Rashmi

September 28, 2018

I. Scored. Nice. In. The. Test


Disha Hegde?

October 2, 2018

First of all thank u byjus for this wonderful information. I think elephants are the creaters of the jungle as they havethe each and every quality which a ????JUNGLE KING???? should have.


Disha Hegde?

October 2, 2018

First of all thank u byjus for this wonderful information. I think elephants are the creaters of the jungle as they have the each and every quality which a ????JUNGLE KING???? should have.


Jaya ingle

October 4, 2018

Wow nice…


krishang

October 13, 2018

cool good thought


krishang

October 13, 2018

cool good thought
i like it


Madhini

November 21, 2018

wow its very informative.


jivesh

November 28, 2018

ALL the elephants are not just our labour but our friends so we should join hands to help our friends as they need it.


Varsha

January 10, 2019

I love elephants.but they’re endangered ????????


Shogun

November 3, 2020

Hands down the lion loses every round against the elephant in a fight,if it is a baby then yes,but mother elephants protect even a dead baby so lions do not stand a chance.lion is the king of the fools
too many facts to say
hope this helped,good night lion,king of the dummies


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