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Asian Elephant Extravaganza

August 18, 2018 | 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Free for members and with zoo admission
Syracuse Zoo Asian Elephant Extravaganza Karina

Free for members and with zoo admission

Celebrate Asian culture and honor the zoo’s magnificent elephant herd. Join us for a day-long celebration that blends wildlife conservation education with the rich culture and heritage of the native countries of Asian elephants. Activities include keeper talks and herd member spotlights at Asian Elephant Preserve, education stations with elephant biofacts and information about the significance of elephants in Asian culture.

In partnership with the Syracuse University South Asia Center and the Southeast Asia Program at Cornell University


10:30 a.m. – Gamelan Music Performance

10:45 a.m. – Elephant Painting Enrichment Demo
(Helga Beck Asian Elephant Preserve)

11 a.m. – Bharatanatyam Dance Performance (Classical Indian Dance)

Noon – Gamelan Music Performance

12:30 p.m. – Spotlight on Elephant Foot Care
(Helga Beck Asian Elephant Preserve)

1 p.m. – Gamelan Music Performance

1:30 p.m. – Bollywood ZOOmba Dancing – Come Join in the Fun!

2 p.m. – Elephant Keeper Talk and Watermelon Smash!
(Helga Beck Asian Elephant Preserve)

2:30 p.m – Gamelan Music Performance

3 p.m – Elephant Pool Enrichment and Raffle Winner Announcement
(Helga Beck Asian Elephant Preserve)


August 18, 2018
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Free for members and with zoo admission
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Rosamond Gifford Zoo
One Conservation Place
Syracuse, NY 13204 United States
(315) 435-8511