Did you know that elephant moms are pregnant with their babies for about 22 months? That’s 13 months longer than human moms are pregnant with their babies—and the longest pregnancy of all mammals!
After mother elephants spend such a long time connecting with their young during pregnancy, circuses like Ringling Bros. tear their babies away from them. The baby elephants are then chained, electro-shocked, and jabbed with bullhooks in order to force them to perform circus tricks. 🙁
In the wild, male elephants stay with their moms until they’re almost grown and females stay with their moms for their entire lives! This Mother’s Day, remind Ringling Bros. that NO mom should be alone on Mother’s Day.
Just follow these four easy steps to speak up for elephants:
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