Today is Elephant Appreciation Day.
September 22 was declared Elephant Appreciation Day in 1996 by Mission Media, a graphics and publishing firm who got the day included in “Chase’s Calendar of Events.” Why bother celebrating elephants? Mission Media says elephants deserve a day of their own because they are the largest land mammal of our era and are undeservedly threatened with extinction.
What better way to celebrate this magnificent occasion than to show to the world the best picture ever taken: an elephant eating a giant pumpkin.
And in these tough times, everyone needs to cheer up: