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Elephant Conservation Day and Birthday Celebration

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Daizy with her grandma, Alice.

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Celebrate the elephant calves' birthdays and learn about endangered Asian elephants and efforts to protect them.

When

Sep 20, 2014
10:00 AM - 02:00 PM

Where

ABQ BioPark Zoo
903 Tenth Street SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Description

Join us to wish Jazmine a happy 1st birthday and Daizy a happy 5th! There will be hands-on discovery stations, training demos, keeper Q&A and treats for the elephants (and maybe the humans!).

Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts can also earn their elephant patch this day. Read about the Daizy Patch for Girl Scouts; information about the Boy Scout patch coming soon!

Asian elephants are very rare and your actions matter when it comes to protecting them and their habitats. Find out what zoos are doing to help Asian elephants and how you can help too!

Elephant Conservation and Birthday Schedule

  • 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. - Discovery Stations in the Park
  • 10:15 a.m.- Southeast Asian Thai Dancing
  • 11 a.m.- Elephant Demo & Keeper Q&A
  • 11:30 a.m. - Southeast Asian Thai Dancing
  • 12:15 p.m. - Elephant Demo & Keeper Q&A
  • 1:30 p.m. - Buddhist Monk blessing for the Elephant Herd
  • 1:45 p.m. - Daizy & Jazmine get their birthday cake and we sing Happy Birthday!
  • 2 p.m. - Celebration Ends & Prizes

Stations and Activities

Discovery stations open 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

All About Elephants/Observation

Guests will learn all about the basic characteristics of elephant biology and get to participate in an elephant guessing contest for a Daizy Kiss prize! Visitors will observe the elephants for 5-10 minutes with provided binoculars and record behaviors on provided ethograms.

Elephant Conservation/96 Elephant Campaign/International Elephant Federation (IEF)

Guests will learn the threats to elephants and what we can do to help protect them. Our actions matter! Information on 96 Elephant Campaign and IEF available at this station.

What an Elephant Eats/Enrichment Making

Guests will learn all about elephant diets in the wild and at the BioPark, while getting to create treat bags for the elephants with favorite elephant snakes and paints!

Training Station

Guests will learn more about how we train our elephants and why these efforts are important for our animals here at the BioPark.

Daizy Diagnostics Lab (with UNM Experts)

Guests will get to learn all about our attempts keep the deadly EEHV virus (Elephant endotheliotropic herpes virus) at bay through research efforts from our partners at UNM and our keepers. Try on a lab coat and see what you'll discover under the microscope!

Price

Included with admission.