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MEDIA ALERT: CELEBRATE ELEPHANT APPRECIATION DAY
WHAT: The Phoenix Zoo is home to three female Asian elephants; Sheena, Indu and Reba. Come celebrate Elephant Appreciation Day with us as we pamper, spoil and treat these lovely ladies to a day all about them!
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8:00 a.m. – 2 p.m. Watch through the side door of the elephant barn for a behind-the-scenes look at the keepers as they perform their daily tasks such as cleaning, feeding and caring for the elephants. Create a special piñata designed to entertain and stimulate the elephants to open it up and eat the treat inside!
10 a.m. Creature Feature: Zoo staff will share interesting, personal and fun facts, tidbits and stories about our elephants. Guests can toss carrots into exhibit and watch the elephants devour them!
Noon Phoenix Fire Department will give Reba a shower with their fire hose, her favorite part of the day!
2:00 p.m. Discover how the elephants will open up their piñatas to get to their tasty treats!
WHO: Elephant Awareness Day activities are included in general admission price into the Zoo.
WHY: The Phoenix Zoo strives to provide the best lives possible for our elephants. We believe in providing a relaxed environment where the elephants can spend most of their day just being elephants. We are excited to share these beautiful animals with our guests and are proud to participate in Elephant Awareness Day.