Who doesn’t love elephants?! What other animal can be so huge but inspire warmth and cuddles? World Elephant Day is a celebration of elephants and a commitment to keeping them safe. The LA Zoo has two full days of awesomeness planned for us.
In addition to the list of activities below, the Zoo will have a toy elephant “Check-Up Station” where zoo volunteers will “examine” stuffed animals and issue certificates of health. So be sure to have your little one bring their favorite cuddly friend (doesn’t have to be an elephant) from home for a check-up at the Zoo!
What else is happening:
* Barn Tours: Go behind the scenes at the state-of-the-art Elephants of Asia exhibit to see how our resident elephants are cared for and get insights into their behaviors and characteristics. Available 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
* Boomer Ball Play Path: Try one of our elephants’ favorite enrichment activities and see how well you do.
* “Trunks as Tools” Education Station: Discover all the fascinating ways that elephants use their dexterous noses.
* Conservation Craft: Make your own pocket-sized pachyderm using recycled materials.
* Action Station: Learn about Zoo-supported elephant conservation efforts and what you can do to help.
* “Seven Toes” Station: Meet young author Erin Chang and learn about her efforts to spread awareness about the urgency of elephant conservation through her delightful children’s book, Seven Toes. All proceeds from book and merchandise sales will go toward the L.A. Zoo’s elephant program.
AGES: Kids (about 0-7),Tweens (about 8-12),Teens (13+) WHEN: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Sat, Aug 11 – Sun, Aug 12 WHERE: Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens, 5333 Zoo Dr., Los Angeles CA COST: Free with paid admission