Elephants have been recognized by ecologists as ‘Ecosystem Engineers’. These majestic pachyderms not only help transport seeds across great distances, but also help create a more diverse and abundant ecosystem– by modifying the forest, elephants create habitats for small insects, amphibians, and reptiles, and help them proliferate, which in turn allows the population of birds and larger animals, which feed on these smaller animals, to grow.
In Bhutan, elephants have always been special. Depicted on murals across the country in temples and monasteries, the elephant is the largest of the four harmonious friends who teach an important lesson of interdependence, deeply valued by the Bhutanese.
In Buddhism, the elephant has a special place as well- Queen Maya dreamt of a white elephant in her womb, before she discovered that she was with child- and her son, Prince Siddhartha, would grow up to become Buddha Sakyamuni.
Elephants are protected in Bhutan, and their numbers are slowly increasing, due to careful, dedicated work by forestry personnel.
These magnificent creatures enjoying a bath in River Manas, were photographed by His Majesty The King during the Royal Visit to Manas in February this year.
We dedicate this calendar, with immense gratitude, to the numerous people who have dedicated their entire lives to the protection and conservation of our wildlife. And our environment.
It has been our pleasure to release these free, downloadable monthly calendars, with Gregorian calendar dates, Bhutanese Lunar calendar dates, and public holidays in Bhutan, for your laptop, computer, smartphone, or notepad wallpapers. Thank you for your overwhelming response.
Smartphones and tablets
Download the calendar into your smartphone picture gallery. To set it as your wallpaper, go to settings, tap “wallpaper” (tap Display and then Wallpaper on Android) and choose the calendar to make it your home screen, lock screen, or both.
- iPhone SE and similar smartphones
- iPhone 7 and similar smartphones
- iPhone 7 Plus and similar smartphones
- iPads and similar tablets
Desktops and laptops
Click on the size you want. The calendar will open in your web browser. To set it as your desktop wallpaper, right-click the picture, and choose “Set as Wallpaper” or “Set as Desktop Background” or “Use Image as Desktop Picture”. To find out the screen resolution of your computer, check Desktop properties.
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