Sunday, January 18, 2009

A Snowy January Day

Collecting ~ Animals

Porcelain Elephant 6"
Germany ~ circa 1930's

The elephant is the largest animal that lives on land.

They have the largest brains in the animal kingdom

Elephants can live for up to 70 years

Elephants cry, play, have incredible memories, and laugh!

Some male elephants can grow to be thirteen feet tall.

Elephants sleep standing up.

They poop 80 pounds in one day.

Elephants are very social, frequently touching and caressing one another and entwining their trunks.

Elephants demonstrate concern for members of their families, they take care of weak or injured members and appear to grieve over a dead companion.

Elephants seem to be fascinated with the tusks and bones of dead elephants, fondling and examining them. The myth that they carry them to secret "elephant burial grounds," however, has no factual base.

Please don't ever buy Ivory. Save an elephant and make your money work for them not against them. If you travel to exotic places or even to a shopping mall near you, never buy anything that looks like ivory as it probably is. Make your voice count and say "NO" to ivory.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year !!!

Times Square ~ New York City