Learners from Eduplex School in Pretoria honoured World Elephant Day by visiting Adventures with Elephants last week.

This group of Grade 7 children who are active in the school’s Eco Committee enjoyed an educational interaction with the centre’s five elephants, learning more about the tusked creatures before going on a bush walk with elephant researcher Melissa Schmitt from the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal, who shared her knowledge on elephant eating habits. Sean Hensman from Adventures with Elephants said “It’s always lovely to have children who are conservation minded, to come learn more about the difficulties of elephant conservation in an ever-changing Africa.”

World Elephant Day 12 August, seeks to raise as much appreciation for their lives as possible, encouraging people worldwide to see the many ways elephants are making the world a better place.