World Elephant Day
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
World Elephant Day is August 12. Join the herd and “Go Grey” for Elephants!
Zoo Atlanta is a proud partner in the 96 Elephants conservation campaign created and led by the Wildlife Conservation Society. Help us spread the word about the plight of these magnificent mammals in the wild.
Get the facts!
There are approximately 96 elephants killed every day in Africa for their ivory tusks. Elephant populations have declined 76% since 1980, leaving a mere 460,000 roaming the African plains today. The U.S. is a major importer of ivory, and the laws surrounding its trade are confusing. We can make a difference!
"Go Grey” with us on Tuesday, August 12, in celebration of elephants and our shared pledge to ensure a future for these amazing animals. Wear grey to show you care!