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Elephantom Eco-Hero finally arrives! (Free eBook Offer..)

Who is Elephantom?   What does he do?Am sure you’ve met this cartoon hero before, in our online Magazine `Gaian Times’ ..back in June 2011.

Well, now, here is a story book all about Elephantom…the Eco-Hero. …a book that both adults & children can enjoy!  (some parental guidance may be required!)

Elephantom Origins-  panels from the NEW eBook for parents & children
Elephantom Origins- panels from the NEW eBook for parents & children

`Elephantom Origins: Birth of an Eco-Hero’   is a 33 paged eBook –  fully illustrated with 25 panels.

It charts the origins of how Elephantom came to be… in a far away Indian Village, where Priests spend their time in worship, and local wildlife Elephants) just mind their own lives… until danger comes in the form of Poachers.

You’ll get glimpses of Hindu spirituality, read the myths of Elephant-Headed God Ganesh.. and even get to read a little background about my childhood meetings with a Temple Elephant ! (well, it’s a story but much comes from my experiences!)

Visit  the Elephantom website    (www.Elephantom.co.uk) and do a quick opt-in with your e-mail…and follow instructions …to download your FREE  e-copy of this Book.

This is a special Promotional Offer!  Expires on Saturday 30th March’13.

I’ll be very interested to know what you thought of this book..  🙂

Best Wishes

-Mani Navasothy

Elephantom Origins - Kindle cover  (c)Mani Navasothy 2013
Elephantom Origins – Kindle cover (c)Mani Navasothy 2013

Blood-Ivory: 25,000 Elephants killed last year

Extinction is Forever
(c) Mani Navasothy

I picked up the latest `National Geographic’ Magazine, and was utterly shocked and deeply sad to read that ..last year.. 25,000 elephants were killed by poachers  for the sake of their Tusks / ivory.

For example, in Cameroon’s Bouba Ndjidah National Park, poachers armed with grenades and AK-47 riffles had killed over 300 elephants this year – the largest mass elephant slaughter in decades. This is also reported by the WWF (World Wilde Fund).

In Thailand, one of the Monks who keeps elephants at his temple, was accused of starving one elephant to use its ivory for amulets (a charge he rejected).

What can we do?    For my part, I did one of those `Elephant adopting’ with WWF ..last year, and get regular updates on what `my’ elephant is doing…  I’ve written a children’s story book, that features the plight of the elephant (“Elephantom Origins”)..and now have resolved that ALL sales of that book, when it is published will be put towards the cause of keeping elephants as safe as possible. Not sure what else I can do?  As a Hindu, I worship the god Ganesh, who is an elephant headed god..  So I have a special vested spiritual interest in the welfare of Elephants..What about you readers?  Any serious thoughts?

-Mani

links:  Birthday of Ganesh- the Elephant headed God