World Elephant Day,which is August 9th, is going to be a mammoth of a day at Busch Gardens Tampa! Guests will get a inside scoop look into their animal care with behind the scenes tours, talks with the trainers who take care of the elephants, experience interactive displays and even have the change to dine with the elephants on this special day.
World Elephant Day celebrates the care and protection of the world’s largest land mammal. The SeaWorld and Busch Gardens Conservation Fund has granted more than $10 million to more than 700 projects around the world, including funding 10 elephant conservation projects in Asia and Africa in 2013 and 2014.
World Elephant Day festivities include:
Trainer Talks and More at the Animal Care Center
The state-of-the-art Animal Care Center will be the hub for World Elephant Day activities with interactive displays and trainer talks from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The animal care team will share and demonstrate how they care for elephants, and guests will have an opportunity to help create enrichment activities!
An Evening with the Elephants
From 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., guests can join trainers for an exclusive behind-the-scenes experience, including an up-close look at Busch Gardens’ elephants and indulging in appetizers and specialty drinks while trainers share stories about elephant conservation and caring for these magnificent animals. The evening is limited to guests 13 years of age and older. Busch Gardens admission is required but not included.
For more information and purchase tickets for “An Evening with the Elephants,” visit buschgardenstampa.com.