Meghan Markle & Prince Harry Just Posted a Ton of Cute Elephant Pictures for a Meaningful Reason

Thanks to Instagram, we now have quite the assemblage of holidays. International siblings day! National cheesecake day! French fry day! But today, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry used one of those Insta holidays to promote good and highlight one of their many charitable endeavors.

In honor of World Elephant Day, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex shared a throwback slideshow of their conservation work with Elephants Without Borders during their 2017 trip to Botswana. The new parents assisted EWB founder Mike Chase with tracking the animals to protect them from poaching.

In the slideshow, Prince Harry can be seen trekking through the Botswanan wild.

There’s also an artsy photo of Markle’s hands wrapped around an elephant’s trunk and, of course, several snaps of elephant moms and their calves.

The duke and duchess last shared photos from their Botswana trip in April and made EWB one of their highlighted charities in July. Today, they used the holiday to share a progress report on the foundation’s work.

Since introducing the EWB mission with their fans, the 38-year-old duchess and 34-year-old duke revealed that 25 more elephants have been fit with satellite navigation collars, thanks to the support of royal well-wishers turned philanthropists. Oh, did we mention Ellen DeGeneres found out about the foundation through the Sussexes’ work and also helped spread the word?

The Sussexes explained the necessity of the devices in their caption: “These collars allow the team at EWB to track the elephants, as well as to learn their essential migratory patterns to keep their corridors safe and open so future generations of elephants can roam freely,” they wrote.

Now, thanks to Markle and Prince Harry, many more elephants can remain safe and sound in their homes. Bravo, guys.


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