Did you know that Seneca Park Zoo is the ONLY zoo in New York State with African elephants? Come visit them Sunday, August 12, for World Elephant Day! Enjoy special animal experiences with Moki, Chana, Lilac and Genny C., while learning about this amazing species.
Learn about the threats that elephants face due to human impact, including the complexities of the ivory trade and poaching, along with human encroachment.
Discover how zoos are working to save elephants from extinction with programs like the Species Survival Plan (SSP), and our dedication to conservation partners like the International Elephant Foundation (IEF).
10:30 – 11:30 a.m. – Elephant baths and health check-ups
1:15 – 1:45 p.m. – Place enrichment items, such as produce, spices, and pasta, throughout the elephant yard (the Zoo’s elephants will be inside the barn at this time)
2 p.m. – Watermelon eating contest between the kids and the elephants
2:30 p.m. – Elephant Keeper Chat