Friday, September 30, 2005
Elephant Day September 22
·Is the largest land mammal of our era,
·Is unique among mammals for its trunk,
·Is the most noble of beasts on earth,
·Is most undeservedly threatened with extinction,
·Has been man's benefactor in numerous ways throughout history,
·Is entertaining and amusing,
·Is gentle and friendly,
·Contributes to ecosystem development and maintenance,
and generally deserves to be appreciated and upheld as an example of courage, strength, self-reliance, patience, persistence, and general high quality of being.
Elephant Appreciation Day / Elephant day is sponsored by Mission media, Inc., a digital and print publisher of graphics. Mission Media is wholly owned by the Hepburn Family in Sarasota, Florida. Wayne Hepburn, the Publisher and President, established the day for the reasons outlined above.
Why they celebrate Elephant Day?
The founder, Wayne Hepburn, while living in the Chicago area in 1970 received as a gift from his twelve-year-old daughter a paperweight whose base was encircled by a parade of elephants. He subsequently bought here and there an elephant figure. By 1978 when he moved to Orange Park, Florida he had eighty or so elephants crowding out the books in his living room bookcase.
He became more interested in elephants and began reading and learning about them, seeking them out, riding them, and fed his growing passion for elephants with a collection which in 1997 numbers one thousand nine hundred nine catalogued items. The catalogued items include: figures, toys, clothing articles, books (over 100), music boxes, jewelry, prints and original art ... in short, every imaginable art and artifact bearing or made in the likeness of an elephant. In addition he has collected examples of elephant images used in publicity, advertising, brand identifications, cartoons, and all manner of print and other media applications.
He obtained a World Wide Web domain, elephanteria.com in 1996 and posted the only site of its kind on the web ... ELEPHANTERIA as a place where people who love elephants can find their heart's desires and links to everything not contained in the site. The Wild Heart trade name was sold in 2001 and Elephanteria ownership reverted to Mission Media, Inc.
Elephant Day, unlike community festivals, has no central event. It is to be observed and enjoyed by anyone anywhere on a local level.
Now days all of them celebrating different things every day. Who knows, they will also celebrate a Day for Ant, Rat, Snake, Pig, dinosaur ect… any how good things happen is ok.