World Elephant Day

Aug 12 - 17

Julie Larsen Maher ©WCS

People across the world are uniting to help protect elephants from poachers. Elephant populations are declining rapidly due to demand for their ivory tusks; approximately 96 elephants are killed every day in Africa. For World Elephant Day, help support these gentle giants, and spread the word about their plight in the wild.

Go Grey for World Elephant Day
Show your love and support for elephants! Donate $1 and wear a grey ribbon. Proceeds go directly to the 96 Elephants campaign.
Time: 10am–4pm
Locations: Membership kiosks at Bronx River, Southern Boulevard and Zoo Center, Somba Village

96 Elephants Exhibition and Children’s Craft Activity
Learn about WCS’s efforts to help save elephants in the wild. At the exhibition, kids can get creative through an arts-and-crafts stamping activity. Adults can do their part to help save elephants by signing a petition to ban ivory sales.
Time: 10am–4pm
Location: Somba Village

Elephant Puppet Musical
Fimi’s Forest Adventure: An Elephant’s Journey Home
Times: 12, 1:30, 2:30, 3:30
Location: Wild Asia Stage

Take Action for Elephants!
Learn what you can do to help save elephants and sign WCS’s petition to ban ivory sales.
Location: Astor Court (side of the Monkey House)

Take an “elphie” and post it on social media and have others join the herd. #GoGrey for #WorldElephantDay!

Visit to learn about World Elephant Day and how you can make a difference.

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