ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – The St. Louis Zoo says everyday 96 elephants in the wild are killed for their ivory. To that end, the zoo will be hosting on Sunday, April 27th, the 96 Elephant Campaign, were visitors will have the opportunity to learns about elephant conservation and how they can help save wild elephants.
The event will be held from 12 pm to 3 pm near the elephants in River’s Edge as the zoo celebrates Earth Day. Children will be encouraged to make drawings of elephants and to write letters to Missouri Governor Jay Nixon for World Elephant Day on August 12, 2014.
Zoo officials are hoping to get 960 drawings and letters, as part of the nationwide effort by zoos and aquarium to collect 96,000 drawing and letters in the effort to save elephants.
A petition will be also available for those wishing to sign it. The petitions will be sent the Missouri Congressional delegation in Washington, D.C. to get congress to help save elephants.