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96 Elephants


Congratulations to 96elephants, who recently broke the Guinness World Records™ title for largest display of origami elephants—78,564! Elephants were received from all 50 U.S. states and over 40 different countries. Many AZA partners across the country participated — including your Louisville Zoo, contributing 1100 origami elephants! See more about this record breaking project (and even a make an elephant of your own) at

A Zoo Wildlife Conservation Partner

08-05-21_Elephant-0935,000 elephants were killed by poachers in Africa in 2012—an average of 96 elephants each day.

96 Elephants seeks to unite partner organizations to coordinate and leverage their collective influence, constituencies, and resources to save African elephants from extinction. Together the aim is to secure U.S. legislation that creates a ban on ivory sales, raise funds to bolster elephant protection, and educate the public about the link between ivory consumption and elephant killing.

Learn more and take action at