World Elephant Day was launched three years ago to bring awareness to the urgent plight of African and Asian elephants. Naturally, we were keen to get involved as it is another way that the team at Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm can take part in continued conservation efforts. And, with our two beautiful African Elephants Janu and M’Changa so happy with their home at Elephant Eden, we want to do what we can to protect other elephants and raise awareness of the current poaching of the world’s largest mammal – some predict that up to 100 are killed each day for their ivory.
This Wednesday 12th August will be a day dedicated to the elephant, and we will be proudly raising money for our chosen elephant charity, Space for Giants – an inspirational organisation with a mission “to secure a future for the largest mammals on the earth forever, to be enjoyed by humanity forever, by ensuring that they have the space and security to live and move freely in the wild forever.”
As always, there will be plenty going on at Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm, but to celebrate World Elephant Day we have arranged a day of festivities and themed events. Join us at 1.30pm at Elephant Eden to watch a video, see the elephants enjoying a food treat and listen to a special keeper talk. We will also have a variety of competitions taking place throughout the day for the all the family to get involved in:
Keeper Experience Competition
This fantastic competition could see you win a unique Keeper Experience! Simply purchase a raffle ticket, sign up to our newsletter, and win one of the following prizes:
1st Prize: Elephant Keeper Experience (adults only)
2nd Prize: Elephant Adoption pack for one year
3rd Prize: A range of gifts to take home – from adorable magnets to cute key rings!
Roll up, roll up!
We will be setting up a stall in the elephant house, selling items relating to Elephant Eden – including footprints of Janu and M’Changa to take home and treasure forever! We also have elephant-themed gifts for sale, including magnets, coasters and more.
Our ‘touch table’ will give you the chance to handle elephants’ tusks, teeth and hair, and there will even be a bag of sealed poo!
Please show your support and pay a visit to Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm for World Elephant Day. It’s guaranteed to be a fun day out, and is perfect for elephant lovers of all ages.