Elephants are the architects of the Earth—moving trees, carving corridors, and shaping the landscape that other wildlife and people rely on to thrive. These gentle giants are among the most awe inspiring and iconic species on our planet, and are facing some of the largest challenges, including habitat loss, human-wildlife conflict, climate-change driven drought, and poaching. All elephant species are endangered, and securing their future will take all of us.
Our teams offer world-class, around-the-clock care, for elephant herds at the San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park, and these insights drive innovative conservation actions as part of collaborative partnerships to save, protect, and care for African and Asian elephants worldwide. San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance is contributing to the latest discoveries in elephant conservation, increasing our understanding of how they thrive, and how we can better coexist.
Join us at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, August 12–14 for World Elephant Day and Wild Weekend: Elephants, as we celebrate elephants—and the future you make possible for Earth's largest land animals.
Check out this exclusive Conservation Conversation between San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance President and Chief Executive Officer, Paul Baribault, and Frank Pope, CEO of Save the Elephants, as they discuss the future of elephant conservation and our collaborative efforts to save this iconic species.