Elephants are Dedicated Mothers

With a 22 month gestation period, it’s safe to say elephants are seriously invested in motherhood.  IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare) recently released a video of IFAW Elephant Expert, Dr. Cynthia Moss, describing elephant motherhood.

Dr. Moss has spent more than 40 years studying African elephants.  She has published numerous books and scholarly articles on elephants and four television documentaries for BBC and a 13 part series on Animal Planet.

When you start to study the living habits of these gentle giants, it’s not difficult to see why they deserve and need protection from those humans who want to kill them for their ivory and enslave them for circuses and zoos.  Join IFAW’s Say NO to Ivory campaign.

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85 comments

Viki V.
Viki A.4 years ago

thank you.

Dianne D.
Dianne D.4 years ago

Humans have a lot to learn from animals.

Carrie Anne Brown

thanks for sharing :)

Dianne D.
Dianne D.4 years ago

Humans have a lot to learn from animals.

Petra M.
Petra M.4 years ago

Elephants are amazing creatures! They deserve our respect and protection, as do all other animals...

Petra M.
Petra M.4 years ago

Elephants are amazing creatures! They deserve our respect and protection, as do all other animals...

Debbie L.
Debbie Lim4 years ago

Elephants are wonderful animals that deserve more attention that it gets. They're very intelligent and now we know they also make wonderful mothers :)

Valentina R.
Valentina R.4 years ago

Elephants are amazing. Death to all poachers.

ann b.
Ann B.4 years ago

Lovely elephants, may the poachers be killed off.

Sam M.
Sam E M.4 years ago

Wonderful creatures. I have a soft spot for elephants. :)