Milwaukee County Zoo to celebrate World Elephant Day on Friday

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The Milwaukee County Zoo will celebrate World Elephant Day on Friday, August 10.

World Elephant Day is an annual event that helps promote and spread awareness for elephants, in hopes that it will strike a chord with visitors to join in elephant conservation efforts.

Highlights will include:

  • Elephant Barn: Tour the Elephant Barn to see the specially designed features that allow these enormous animals to live comfortably. Zookeepers will talk about the care of elephants from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Marketplace: Ruth and Brittany have been perfecting their artistic skills, giving Picasso a run for his money! Purchase one of their amazing artwork pieces or a delicious cookie, with all proceeds benefiting elephant conservation.
  • Elephant Ears: Want to look more like Ruth and Brittany in honor of World Elephant Day? Kids have the opportunity to wear and  take home their own set of elephant ears! They’ll also have the chance to test their “trunk” skills by picking up items using a trunk and walking around with elephant feet.
  • Enrichment: Stop by Ruth and Brittany’s stomping grounds, the Elephant Exhibit, at 2:15 p.m. when they will have enrichment activities. Enrichment is great for satisfying the physical and psychological needs of animals, allowing them to make choices and show natural behaviors.

All activities will run from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. with proceeds benefiting elephant conservation efforts.

For more information call the Zoo at 414-771-3040 or click here

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