News World Elephant Day: Photos of the majestic animal By AMNY.COM Updated August 12, 2015 11:17 AM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email August 12 is World Elephant Day. The largest land mammal on Earth is threatened by an illegal but thriving ivory trade. Tip your hat to these social, intelligent animals with a look at some amazing photos and visit www.worldwildlife.org for more information on how you can help. Photo Credit: Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images A young elephant tries to steal some food from an adult elephant at the Zoologischer Garten zoo in Berlin on April 17, 2014. Photo Credit: Lakruwan Wanniarachichi/AFP/Getty Images A wild elephant bathes near the boundary of a wildlife sanctuary in Udawalawe National Park in Sri Lanka on March 29, 2014. Photo Credit: Radek Mica/AFP/Getty Images A three-week-old elephant at Ostrava's zoo in the Czech Republic on February 26, 2014. Photo Credit: Stephanie Pilick/AFP/Getty Images A young elephant eats part of a Christmas tree at the Zoologischer Garten zoo in Berlin on January 7, 2014. Photo Credit: Ishara S.Kodikara/AFP/Getty Images An elephant grazes near an electric fence marking the boundary of a wildlife sanctuary in Udawalawe in Sri Lanka on November 23, 2013. Photo Credit: Strdel/AFP/Getty Images A rarely-seen single-tusk elephant in Kaziranga National Park in India on October 31, 2013. Photo Credit: Daniel Hayduk/AFP/Getty Images An elephant in Mikumi National Park in Tanzania on October 14, 2013. Photo Credit: Tony Karumba/AFP/Getty Images Elephants and calfs walk across the plain in Amboseli National Park near Nairobi on October 8, 2013. Photo Credit: Tony Karumba/AFP/Getty Images A bull elephant walks in Amboseli National Park near Nairobi on October 7, 2013. Photo Credit: Christian Charisius/AFP/Getty Images Elephants eat pumpkins and other vegetables in their enclosure of the Tierpark Hagenbeck zoo in Hamburg, Germany, on September 26, 2013. Photo Credit: Tony Karumba/AFP/Getty Images An elephant in the Amboseli game reserve near Nairobi. Photo Credit: Peter Endig/AFP/Getty Images The right eye of an Asian elephant at the zoo in Leipzig, Germany, on August 7, 2013. Photo Credit: Peter Endig/AFP/Getty Images An Asian elephant takes a bath in his enclosure at the zoo in Leipzig, Germany, on August 7, 2013. Photo Credit: Jean-Francois Monier/AFP/Getty Images Rungwe, the first elephant born from artificial insemination in France, takes his first steps on August 6, 2012. Photo Credit: Tim Brakemeier/AFP/Getty Images A young elephant plays in the snow on December 13, 2012 at the zoo in Berlin. Photo Credit: Genya Savilov/AFP/GettyImages An elephant sprays sand at the zoo in Kiev on July 14, 2012. By AMNY.COM Share on Facebook Share on Twitter More on this topic Snow leopard cubs, more must-see animals at NYC zoosBecause sometimes pigeons and rats don't cut it. Giant tortoises debut at the Bronx ZooGet to know the friendly giants. PHOTOS: Tiny lion cubs finally meet DadHere's your daily dose of cuteness. Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.