Dr_Doolittle Campaign > Let’s talk about ELEPHANT

WHOLE_istic Media and its team of collaborators include individuals, solopreneurs, artists, authors, singers, musicians, life coaches, therapists, small businesses and social media groups and pages from around the globe including > AUSTRALIA | CANADA | DUBAI | GERMANY | INDIA | IRELAND | PORTUGAL | SPAIN | UNITED KINGDOM | UNITED STATES | with more team members coming on board daily. This year long project features 24 animals.
African Savannah and African Forest Elephants are not as easily tamed as their Asian cousins


Status: VULNERABLE | Image © National Geographic for more information go to African Elephants 101 on their website @ Nationalgeographic.com


Status: ENDANGERED | Image © National Geographic for more information go to Asian Elephants 101 on their website @ Nationalgeographic.com

Female elephants (cows) live in family herds with their young, but adult males (bulls) tend to roam on their own.

Elephants have a longer pregnancy than any other mammal – almost 22 months. Cows usually give birth to one calf every two to four years. At birth, elephants already weigh some 200 pounds and stand about 3 feet tall.

African elephants, unlike their Asian relatives, are not easily domesticated. They range throughout sub-Saharan Africa and the rain forests of central and West Africa. The continent’s northernmost elephants are found in Mali’s Sahel desert. The small, nomadic herd of Mali elephants migrates in a circular route through the desert in search of water.


  • African elephant’s ears resemble the continent of Africa
  • Asian elephants ears are smaller
  • Length of pregnancy is 22 months
  • When born baby elephants are c. 200 pounds and 3 feet tall
  • They don’t sleep much, roaming massive distances to forage
  • They can’t jump
  • Elephants trunks have 100,000 different muscles
  • They go through 6 sets of teeth in their lifetime
  • Their brain structure is strikingly similar to humans
  • Elephants mourn their dead for many years
  • They recognise themselves – they have a sense of self (like us)
  • They Form deep family bonds (like we do)
  • They are capable of complex thoughts and feelings
  • They express Joy, Anger, Grief, Stress, Compassion, Love (as we do)
  • They act on feelings and not solely for survival (just like us)
  • In India beautiful women are said to walk with an elephant’s gait
  • Asian elephants break off branches and use them to swat flies
  • Female Asian elephants don’t have tusks (neither do we)
  • Asian elephants were tamed over 4000 years ago

All information contained in this article is written and owned by © National Geographic or its contributors and taken directly from their website Nationalgeographic.com It is re-blogged here for information and educational purposes.

Elephants as Power Animals and Totems

Throughout history and many cultures, Elephants are respected and often revered or worshipped. Common symbolic Elephant meanings and attributes include strength, honour, stability, intelligence, durability, power, longevity, royalty and closely bonded matriarchial family units. To a Hindu the Elephant is manifest in the form of Ganesha, remover of all obstacles, a god of luck, fortune, protection and is called upon to bless new projects. Their qualities and ‘animal medicine’ is used for meditation and healing equally by holistic therapies and shamans alike. Animals are a constant source of inspiration for artists >

Author and artist Janne Henn is a member of the Dr_Doolittle Campaign Collaboration Team. For more information and more art visit her website @ Janne Henn.com

“I have always been deeply connected with Gaia, her Divine Creatures and Buddha. I paint the Buddha and Divine Series in Adoration for the Divine in all Mother Earth’s Creatures. I embrace all forms of the Divine. There is so much to learn from many perspectives.”

Ilisa Millermoon
Another member of the Dr_Doolittle Campaign Collaboration Team is Ilsa Millermoon. This painting is from her Buddha and the divine series. “Buddha and the Divine Baby Elephant No. 1376” For more information and more art visit her website @ Ilisa Millermoon.com

Dr_Doolittle Campaign > *A Collaboration project to gently send a message around the world* “For all species of animal, who unlike us, cannot speak for themselves.”

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