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This Thursday is National Elephant Appreciation day! A day for celebrating these large, highly sensitive and social animals. Elephants are amazingly intelligent - one of the few species, including humans, apes, and dolphins, that can recognize themselves in a mirror. They can live up to 70 years!
This challenge is also to help bring awareness to the plight of African Elephants.
A recent survey shows that the African Elephant population has declined 30% in last 7 years mostly due to illegal poaching.
You are welcome to use this reference, or your own or find a royalty free image from pixabay.
Please be sure to follow the spirit and the letter of the challenge.
For example, each submission must be painted after the challenge is posted.