Pack your trunk, it’s World Elephant Day (August 12) celebrating all things pachyderm. Broadly speaking that has little to do with sloths -except the extinct Giant Ground Sloth or Megatherium used to rival elephants as a big beastie roaming the land. Among land mammals there were only a few bigger creatures.
It is Chang Thai Day or National Thai Elephant Day (March 13) in Thailand. Stemming from the day a white elephant was added to the Thai flag it recognises the importance of elephants to Thai culture, promoting awareness of the need to protect these pachyderms and their environment.