Elephant Appreciation Weekend raises over £4,700

Over the weekend of the 11th and 12th August, visitors came to support Asian elephants, Chandrika, Damini, Yu Zin, Raja and calf Tarli who are ambassadors for their threatened species. The aim of the weekend was to raise awareness about the endangered status of this beautiful animal and support conservation efforts.

With an estimated 700,000 African elephants and 25,000 Asian elephants left in the wild, charity conservation work is vital. Woburn Safari Park support the International Elephant Foundation (IEF) and the EAZA-led appeal, raising money for Elephant Endotheliotrophic Herpes Virus (EEHV). The IEF fund scientific research, education programmes and protection of elephants for future generations in both Asia and Africa.

In support of the charity, visitors had the opportunity to take part in a variety of activities including having their photo taken with one of the Asian elephants at the Park. A tombola and raffle was also set up in the Foot Safari.

Altogether, donations came to over £4,700 and all funds will go to the IEF to help them continue their much needed conservation efforts for this majestic and endangered species.