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Elephant 30th Birthday Photo Competition 


raja and damini turn 30...

2024 is an important year for us here at Woburn Safari Park, as we have TWO VERY BIG BIRTHDAYS to celebrate!

Male Asian elephant Raja and female Damini will be celebrating their upcoming 30th birthdays with the help of our dedicated elephant keepers – and we need YOUR HELP to commemorate THIS BIG BIRTHDAY BASH!

Raja and Damini were brought to Woburn from Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary in West Bengal in India in 1997, when they were just two years old, along with slightly older female, Chandrika who is now 31.

Over the years, the pair have become firm favourites with the public and keepers alike, creating fond memories which will last for years to come.

Raja will celebrate his 30th birthday on the 19th January, and Damini will celebrate hers on the 15th March.

Competition now closed...

To mark these milestone birthdays, we are asking the public to send us their best photographs of the Asian elephants at Woburn through the years! We will then select the best images to create a permanent commemorative display at the Park, for all visitors to see and enjoy.

And there is even more to celebrate! If your image is selected to be part of the display, you will be in with a chance to WIN A VIP ELEPHANT ENCOUNTER FOR TWO (WORTH UP TO £649)!

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competition now closed

To enter, simply email your own image of any of the Asian elephants at Woburn Safari Park (however recent or historical they may be!) to, along with your name and a short description of your chosen image.

This competition is only open to entrants aged 16 years and over, and your submitted image must be your own from a visit to the Park, whether that is an old scrapbook image or a recent smartphone snap.

Please note: Any images sent to us over social media, via messages or in the comments, will not be counted for entry into this competition. Your image must be emailed directly to us to be entered into this competition.

Terms & Conditions

The below terms and conditions relate to entry in the Elephant 30th Birthday Photo Competition which runs from Friday 5th January – Saturday 15th February 2024.

  • You can enter this competition by submitting a photograph of any of the Asian elephants taken during any visit to Woburn Safari Park, at any time in the park’s history. The photograph must be emailed to, along with the entrant's full name and a short accompanying description of the image.
  • Submitted photos must be the property of the entrant. Images will be subject to copyright checks and any found to be plagiarised or stolen will be removed from the competition and will not counted.
  • The competition is only open to entrants aged 16 years and over due to the age restrictions on the prize.
  • The prize is for two people aged 16 years and above, and will be announced on VIP Elephant Encounter at Woburn Safari Park.
  • The competition closes on 3pm Saturday 17th February 2024 and entries made after this time will not be counted.
  • Woburn Safari Park staff will select their favourite images for display. Those runner-up entrants who have submitted the images that have been selected for display, will be informed via email by Saturday 24th February 2024.
  • Of the entrants whose images have been selected for display, ONE entrant will be selected as the winner. They win a VIP ELEPHANT ENCOUNTER FOR TWO valid to book for an experience date up to 17/2/2025.
  • The ONE prizewinner will be informed of this via email by Saturday 24th February 2024.
  • The prize is non-transferable (except as a charitable donation, and this can only be done on written request) and there is no cash alternative.
  • Transport is not provided to and from the park. The Road Safari and Foot Safari at Woburn Safari Park are only accessible in your own vehicle.
  • Transport costs, spending money and other expenses are not included.
  • Standard terms and conditions for entry will apply to each winner and their guests.
  • If the promoter does not receive any communication from the winner within 10 working days of the initial notification, the promoter reserves the right to cancel prize entitlement and award that prize to an alternative randomly selected entrant, in which case the promoter is under no obligation to the previous winner.
  • Woburn Enterprises as the promoter, to the fullest extent allowed by law, accepts no responsibility for loss or injury as a result of promotional participation or the acceptance of the prize.
  • The Promoter reserves the right to cancel, amend, terminate or temporarily suspend this promotion in the event of any unforeseen circumstances or technical reason outside its reasonable control, with no liability to any entrants or third parties.
  • The prize draw is open to all aged 16 years or over excluding Woburn Safari Park and associated partner’s employees and their families, Woburn Safari Park board members, or any third party directly associated with the administration of the prize draw.
  • We reserve the right to suspend, cancel or modify the prize draw and/or the Event if circumstances beyond our control make this unavoidable at any time (and for any reason) without notice.
  • Any question concerning the legal interpretation of the rules will be based on English law and the Courts of England and Wales will have exclusive jurisdiction.
  • Any personal contact data relating to the winner or any other entrants will be used solely in accordance with the current UK GDPR (general data protection regulations) and shall only be used to administer the competition. Data will not be used to contact the individual for marketing purposes without the entrant’s prior consent.

If you have any questions relating to these Terms and Conditions, please email