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So here's a bunch of amazing pictures of the majestic animals.
In Thailand, National Elephant Day is a time to show respect for the pachyderms and learn about how elephant conservation is coming along.
Ayutthaya province, Thailand, March 13, 2014. (Pornchai Kittiwongsakul/AFP/Getty Images)
Elsewhere, it's time to look at cool elephant pictures and come up with witty captions.
Trompita the elephant at the Aurora zoo in Guatemala city, Feb. 16,2014. (Johan Ordonez/AFP/Getty Images)
Four elephants who had to leave their Emmen Zoo are welcomed by the only remaining male elephant (right) at the children's Zoo Dierenrijk in Nuenen, Jan. 7, 2014. (AFP/Getty Images)
Elephants are pictured crossing the Ewaso Nyiro river in Samburu game reserve on May 8, 2013. (Carl De Souza/AFP/Getty Images)
Italian elephant trainer Elvis Errani performs during a rehearsal at the Massy circus. (Bertrand Guay/AFP/Getty Images)
A member of German 'Caselly' family performs with an elephant during the 10th International Circus Festival in the Capital Circus of Budapest on Jan. 10, 2014. (ATTILA KISBENEDEK/AFP/Getty Images)
Basildon, England. (Oli Scarf/AFP/Getty Images)
Elephants are seen at sunset on Oct. 7, 2013 at Amboseli National Park, approximately 220 kms southeast of Nairobi. (Tony Karumba/AFP/Getty Images)
An elephant is bathed by his mahout at a public park in Colombo on Feb. 7, 2012. (ISHARA S.KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images)
A Sri Lankan elephant walks along a street in Colombo on Feb. 16, 2014. (ISHARA S.KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images)
Elephants are pictured ahead of a religious procession in Colombo on Feb. 14, 2014. (LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI/AFP/Getty Images)
An elephant pushes a heavy log down a hill using his trunk Jan. 28, 2014 in Maing Hint Sal elephant logging camp, Myanmar. (Ruben Salgado/AFP/Getty Images)
Young elephant Anchali eats part of a Christmas tree at the Zoologischer Garten zoo in Berlin on Jan. 7, 2014. (STEPHANIE PILICK/AFP/Getty Images)
An elephant named ''Horas'' sprays sand at the zoo in Kiev, on July 14, 2012. (GENYA SAVILOV/AFP/Getty Images)
Newborn Asian elephant calf Lalana plays at the Safari zoo on Oct. 13, 2013 in Ramat Gan, Israel. (Uriel Sinai/AFP/Getty Images)
Two circus performers ride an elephant past the circus tent of the Olympic Circus, Nov. 1, 2013 in Jamsha, Bangladesh. (Getty Images)
African Parks staff tend to a collared elephant, darted at the Zakouma National Park on Feb. 23, 2014 before it will be revived after a collaring operation aimed at preserving elephants in the park.(MARCO LONGARI/AFP/Getty Images)