Archives for August 6, 2019

World Elephant Day at the L.A. Zoo

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This Annual Event Brings Attention to the Plight of Elephants Through Educational Programs, Barn Tours, and Other Family-Friendly Activities

World Elephant Day (Monday, August 12) is a full weekend of discovery and exploration to help raise awareness of the challenges that Asian and African elephants face and to highlight the Zoo’s efforts to help protect these magnificent creatures from extinction. The day’s activities will highlight the state-of-the-art Elephants of Asia habitat, where guests will learn about the Zoo’s four elephant residents and how they are cared for, through demonstrations, educational activities, and exclusive behind-the-scenes barn tours that are available to the public just once per year. Additional kid-friendly activities include elephant-themed conservation crafts and a stuffed-animal “medical clinic,” where young guests can bring their own toy elephant – or another beloved plush – for an “examination” to receive a “certificate of health.” The Zoo’s World Elephant Day Celebration is happening on Saturday and Sunday, August 10 and 11, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., giving patrons the rare opportunity to tour the barn and learn firsthand about these animals from the Zoo’s dedicated team of elephant care staff and volunteers.  

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