World Elephant Day is an international annual event on August 12, dedicated to the preservation and protection of the world’s elephants. Conceived in 2011 by Canadian filmmakers Patricia Sims and Michael Clark of Canazwest Pictures, and Sivaporn Dardarananda, Secretary-General of the Elephant Reintroduction Foundation in Thailand, it was officially founded, supported and launched by Patricia Sims and the Elephant Reintroduction Foundation on August 12, 2012. Since that time, Patricia Sims continues to lead and direct World Elephant Day, which is now supported by over 65 wildlife organizations and many individuals in countries across the globe.
In this drawing lesson we’ll show you how to draw an Elephant in easy steps. Free step by step lesson progressively builds upon each previous step until you get to the final rendering of the Elephant.
This is a simple lesson designed for beginners and kids. Feel free to print this page and use as a drawing tutorial.
Here are some interesting facts about the Elephant you might find interesting.
- Three species of Elephant are living today: the African Bush Elephant, the African Forest Elephant and the Asian Elephant (also known as the Indian Elephant).
- The Elephant’s gestation period is 22 months, the longest of any land animal.
- At birth it is common for an Elephant calf to weigh 120 kilograms.
- They typically live for 50 to 70 years, but the oldest recorded Elephant lived for 82 years.
- They have a brilliant memory and never forget.