August 2017

How’s this for big: 8,000 pounds. Times four. Read on for news about our expanded herd of 4-ton pachyderms, plus details on creative solutions to sizable threats that elephants face in the wild. Also in this issue: A Zoo moment captured by one of our photographers makes a massive impact on social media, and we’re giving huge thanks to our members all August long.

August 2, 2017

Have You Herd? There’s a New Arrival at Elephants of Asia

Bringing Shaunzi to the Zoo was the culmination of an extensive, multifaceted effort. But it’s just the beginning of the 46-year-old female elephant’s L.A. story. Get an inside look at the planning that went into her move from the Fresno Chaffee Zoo, and the process – now underway – of getting her acclimated to a new home and herd.
August 2, 2017

Weekend Celebration Offers New Views on Elephants

Once a year, we invite visitors to tour our immense state-of-the-art elephant barn to learn about elephant care, nutrition, and – yes – poop.
August 2, 2017

In the Field: Halting Elephant–Human Conflict

Chili pepper could be a key ingredient in an ingenious solution for saving elephants in Africa.
August 2, 2017

The Making of #TEDtalkGorilla

A distinctive photo of Kelly the silverback sparks interest – and hilarity – across the Internet.
August 2, 2017

Member POV: Matt Carey

This talented photographer has been a Zoo member for all but two of his years on Earth.
August 2, 2017

Donor Focus: Sunset Safari

Elephants make a splash (literally) at this evening of exploration and discovery.
August 2, 2017

Volunteer Vista: Bonnie’s Garden

A volunteer’s love of gardening inspires a new harvest after her passing.
August 2, 2017

Event Horizon: Laughs For Giraffes

Say, ever heard the one about the comedians who yuck it up for a serious cause?
August 2, 2017

Animal Influx: August 2017

Check out the notable arrivals for June – including the second recent hatching of a critically endangered blue-throated macaw.

More Reasons to Visit the Zoo in December!

Click the event for more information.