每十五分鐘就有一頭大象因象牙而遭到盜獵者的獵殺 。 為了讓這可怕的數字得到廣泛的關注，國際愛護動物基金會（IFAW）將在世界大象日當天，從凌晨開始，每十五分鐘就發佈一條微博消息。
Dates: August 13 and 14, Sat. & Sun.
Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Relax under the shade as one of the Zoo’s storytellers reads from “The Blind Men and the Elephant.”
Make an “imprint” on conservation by designing a personalized card to be added to a colorful large-scale display at the Thai Pavilion.
Toy Elephant Check-Up
Bring a cuddly elephant friend for an educational “examination” at our pop-up toy medical clinic and receive a certificate of health.
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
“Join the Herd” Photo Op & Social Share at Selig Plaza
Enrichment Station at Elephant Circle
Trunks as Tools at Elephant Circle
Craft Station at Elephant Circle
11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Barn Tours at Elephant Circle
Visit our 96 Elephants education station to learn about the challenges elephants and other tusked animals face in the wild and get information about California Assembly Bill 96 (AB96), which seeks to ban the sale of ivory in order to protect these magnificent creatures from poaching. If, after learning about the issue, you’d like to voice your support and help spread the word, do so on social media using #elphie and #JoinTheHerd. To learn more, please visit: 96 Elephants
• Elephants use their ears for hearing, communication, and cooling.
• The Greek word elephas, from which both the Latin and English names are derived, means “ivory.”
• Elephants are the largest land mammals.
• The trunk is an elongation of the nose and upper lip, powerful enough to lift whole trees, and very is sensitive.
• Elephants appear to walk flat-footed but actually walk on their toes. The heal is thickly cushioned and padded with elastic tissue.
• Elephant herds are led by a matriarch, who is the oldest, most experienced female.
• Elephants spend 18-20 hours per day foraging and consuming food.
• Elephants communicate via touch, postures and sound, but their low-frequency sounds are unheard by the human ear and can travel through the ground, up to two and a half miles or more.
• The Asian elephant is revered in Hindu and Buddhist mythology as the source of life and respected in Indian culture as a bringer of good fortune.
• The majestic Asian elephant has lived, worked, and even fought side by side with humans for over 4,000 years.
• Females have one calf every four years. Pregnancy lasts for an amazing 18 to 22 months!