Elephants are a majestic species. If you have any doubt how much I adore them, I have a traditional Thai tattoo of an elephant on my right shoulder. They are such a contradiction, so powerful, yet so gentle at the same time. They look brutish, but they are among the most intelligent species of animal. Elephants are renowned for their memory. There are stories of elephants being reunited with lost family members, trainers, and scientists after several years. They remember, and you can see their emotion.
African elephants are considered in vulnerable status, while Asian elephants are endangered. Consider donating to one of the many elephant charities to promote conservation of these magnificent creatures.