The African elephant roams the earth as the largest mammal, weighing nearly 7 tons. Their tusks are used to dig for food, in addition to stripping bark from trees. Ivory trade threatens these majestic creatures and their tusks, with approximately 96 elephants killed daily for their ivory. Visit the Zoo on Friday, August 11 to celebrate the Zoo’s elephants, Ruth and Brittany, at World Elephant Day. Join the Zoo from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and partake in special activities designed to honor our elephants here and all over the world.
Elephants are currently listed as vulnerable, meaning they are likely to become endangered unless the circumstances threatening their survival and reproduction improve. World Elephant Day is designed to help promote, spread awareness and encourage visitors to join in elephant conservation efforts. Taking action now will help ensure the future of this marvelous animal.
Enjoy a sweet summer treat with Ruth and Brittany at World Elephant Day.
Celebrate World Elephant Day with Ruth and Brittany and help protect future elephants. Proceeds from World Elephant Day benefit elephant conservation efforts. All activities are included in regular Zoo admission. For more information, call the Zoo at 414.256.5466.