This weekend, the L.A. Zoo and Botanical Gardens is celebrating World Elephant Day 2016 by raising awareness about the threat that poaching poses to the survival of the species. With activities for both children and adults, the event is designed to bolster the international efforts to safeguard wild elephants.
On August 13th and 14th, the L.A. Zoo will celebrate World Elephant Day at its Elephant Circle and Thai Pavilion. The event will include behind-the-scenes barn tours that allow guests to see how the resident elephants are cared for, an educational session detailing how elephants use their trunks and a conservation-focused craft station. The zoo is also encouraging guests to share their experience on social media in order to help spread more awareness for the cause.
By educating both young children and adults, the event demonstrates how zoos can keep the public informed about ongoing conservation efforts.