Zoo U. | Elephants in the Spotlight


For students in grades 9-12

Let’s talk about the elephant in the room…literally!  In this two-session class, our focus will be on African Elephants.  We’ll begin at the zoo where we’ll learn about elephant natural history, discuss the unique issues that face the world’s largest land mammals, as well as the ongoing conservation efforts to help them.  We’ll meet our dedicated elephant keepers and will learn how to identify the members of our all-female elephant herd.  The following Saturday, we’ll travel to the Zoo’s International Conservation Center, a nearly 1,000 acre facility in Somerset County.  The ICC is home to five more elephants, including Jackson, our enormous bull elephant, and the newest addition to the herd – rambunctious, one-year-old Tsuni.  Pack your trunks and let’s go!


Registration is for both days even though the link only lists September 24.

Saturday, September 24

Saturday, October 1

September 24:
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

October 1:
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

September 24: The Education Complex at the Zoo

October 1: International Conservation Center. Transportation will be provided. Class participants should meet in the main Zoo parking lot at 9:00 a.m.

$150 for Zoo Members

    $175 for Non-members