President Donald Trump says elephants are the “most beautiful” animals, and he wants to make sure that’s true in the next few weeks.
In a White House ceremony Tuesday, Trump said that he and his family have been “on the hunt” for elephant beetles since the summer, when they first spotted them on the eastern seaboard.
Trump said they were caught and released into the wild by a pair of swans, and that he “would have loved to see them in my family.”
The president said he wants people to know that the beetles are not endangered, but that they are “beautiful.”
Trump also mentioned a few other things he’s been looking into with regard to wildlife, including the threat of the Zika virus.
The president has also talked about the importance of protecting wildlife and the endangered African elephant.
Trump has been taking a softer approach to climate change and other issues, which has included tweeting out climate change messages last week.