Elephant Appreciation Weekend: 24-25 September 2011
Elephant art, behind-the-scenes tours and up-close encounters – get ready for a mammoth weekend of fun at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo’s Elephant Appreciation Day.
Celebrating all things jumbo, ZSL Whipsnade Zoo is hosting Elephant Appreciation Day to raise money for its worldwide elephant conservation projects, on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 September.
For the first time ever, the keepers at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo will be proudly exhibiting paintings produced by a very talented artist; Karishma, the Asian elephant. The pachyderm-Picasso’s handiwork (or rather, trunk-work) will be on display for art-lovers to admire for the duration of the weekend only.
Exclusively available for Elephant Appreciation Day, visitors who make a donation to the elephant conservation work can enjoy a guided tour of the elephants’ barn or meet one of the Zoo’s friendly eles for a mega photo opportunity.
Elephant Appreciation Day visitors can also enjoy a special ‘Elephantastic’ demonstration, get their faces painted as elephants and join the Zoo’s herd of heavyweights on their daily stroll around the 600-acre site.