Asian Elephant Extravaganza

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

Schedule:

10:30 a.m. – Gamelan Music Performance
(Courtyard)

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

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

Noon – Gamelan Music Performance
(Courtyard)

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

1 p.m. – Gamelan Music Performance
(Courtyard)

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

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

2:30 p.m – Gamelan Music Performance
(Courtyard)

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