Elephant moms (like all moms) are pretty special. Besides carrying their baby for nearly two years (a 22 month gestation!), elephant moms play many roles.


Moms teach the calves what plants and food are safe to eat. They even have to teach their calves how to use their trunks!


Moms lead the herd along migration routes where water and food can be found.


Whether it is their calf or not, elephant moms protect their young. Fierce Moms, Aunties, and Grandmas all help protect the herd.

Your mom is a teacher, leader and protector like an ‘Elephant Mom’. Forward her this email to give her a JUMBO HUG this Mother’s Day! Join us in celebrating great moms everywhere!