### Why Is There a World Elephant Day Each Year?

Today is World Elephant Day, and today, like every other day in recent history, about 100 elephants will be killed by poachers.

I’ve written the multiplication rhyme above not only to help children remember 11 x 11 = 121, but also to teach them never to buy ivory and to work to protect elephant families. Elephants are magnificent for many reasons, and they live in family units just like we do.

Picture your family sitting down with a few other families for dinner in an outdoor cafe when suddenly all the adults are fired upon and killed by thieves. Your orphaned children witness as the thieves remove rings from your fingers and other valuables from your now dead body.

That is what happens to scores of elephant families EVERYDAY as poachers selfishly remove ivory from the elephants they massacre.

Imagine a world with NO elephants. That day is in our future unless we do all we can to change the present.

Please, take a few minutes to check out some of these blogs that are written by people who truly love elephants:

runnergirlrobin world-elephant-day-a-cause-near-dear-to-my-heart

saltwaterspeculation world-elephant-day

world-elephant-day-here-are-some-interesting-facts

kenyan-elephant-activist-wants-an-ivory-arrest

### Factors of 201:

2 + 0 + 1 = 3, so 201 is divisible by 3.

- 201 is a composite number.
- Prime factorization: 201 = 3 x 67
- The exponents in the prime factorization are 1 and 1. Adding one to each and multiplying we get (1 + 1)(1 + 1) = 2 x 2 = 4. Therefore 201 has exactly 4 factors.
- Factors of 201: 1, 3, 67, 201
- Factor pairs: 201 = 1 x 201 or 3 x 67
- 201 has no square factors that allow its square root to be simplified. √201 ≈ 14.1774

### More About the Number 201:

When 201 and 102 are squared, it is almost like they are looking in a mirror at each other:

201² = 40401, and

102² = 10404.

How uncommon is it that the square of a number and the square of the number made by reversing its digits are reverses of each other? This chart lists the 50 numbers that are the ONLY numbers less than 10000 that can make that claim.

I had missed World Elephant Day. Thanks for mentioning it.

There’s a fine book published … oh, nearly a decade ago now … called Seeing The Elephant that gets into humans’ relationship with elephants, and also, just how cool elephants are, after all.

Amazon has several books with that title, but none of them seem to be about elephants. Do you have more information?

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