Elephant Appreciation Day: Two of the biggest mammals in Milwaukee are located at the Zoo

MILWAUKEE -- The two biggest mammals in Milwaukee are located at the County Zoo. Carl spent the morning learning all about two African elephants, Ruth and Brittany.

Elephant Appreciation Day (website)

The African elephant is the largest animal on earth; their herds wander through 37 countries in Africa. On September 17, the Zoo celebrates these magnificent animals through special activities for Elephant Appreciation Day. The event is designed to spread awareness and highlight the conservation efforts for these majestic, endangered animals. Activities run from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Proceeds from Elephant Appreciation Day will benefit the International Elephant Foundation and Elephants for Africa.

All activities for this special event are included in regular Zoo admission. For further details; please contact the Zoo’s Public Affairs and Services Division at 414-771-3040.