Echo the Elephant

I met a stranger the other day who has a deep passion for elephants. We talked about all of our own experiences with elephants and how special and unique they were to us. She was obsessed. She wanted to know every detail about every elephant I have ever seen. She even told me that when she was little, she researched how much it would cost to have an elephant and tried to convince her parents to buy her one every year.

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A day or so later, I came across this PBS program about Echo the Elephant. Echo lived for 65 years and recently died. She was the matriarch to a family of 34 elephants. Researchers believe this particular elephant to be special. She was full of patience, love and wisdom. How can you atribute these characteristics to an elephant you ask? Just watch this documentary and you too will find yourself in love with the species.

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