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Elephant Appreciation Weekend 2017


Join the herd of beautiful Asian elephants at Woburn Safari Park for a weekend of fundraising, all in aid of the International Elephant Foundation.

Ambassadors for their species

Woburn Safari Park’s team of ‘Elephant Ambassadors’ invite you to the third annual Elephant Appreciation Weekend!

Asian Elephants, Chandrika, Damini, Yu Zin, bull Raja and of course Tarli, are ambassadors for their threatened species and over the Easter weekend (14th-17th April), they will be helping raising awareness for the plight of their wild friends and relations. The elephant staff will be holding their stall over the four days outside of Elephant Meadow in the Foot Safari. 

Elephants Under Threat

There are estimated to be between 400,000 - 500,000 African elephants and between 30,000 and 50,000 Asian elephants left in the wild, so every penny raised counts. By supporting the International Elephant Foundation (, the elephant team are helping conservation efforts in situ in both Asia and Africa. The IEF funds scientific research, education programmes and protection of elephants for future generations.

Event Information

Join us for this event and help us preserve these majestic giants for future generations. Visitors will be able to enjoy games, raffles and fundraising activities, as well as the opportunity to have their picture taken with one of the Asian elephants. 

At 12pm and 2pm on each of the charity days (Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday), the team will be holding 30 minute slots for visitors to have their picture taken next to one of the adult females. 

Tickets for these are priced at £10 per photograph and groups can contain a maximum of eight people. There are no age restrictions. 

Please note: these are on a first come, first served basis and there may be a slight queue. You will still be required to pay general admission to enter the Park.

Over £14,500 was raised for this important charity last year by the elephant team at Woburn Safari Park.