Oakland Zoo Hosts Cynthia Moss for Celebrating Elephants Reception, Lecture & Silent Auction

Oakland Zoo Elephant Pedicure (Rev 2): Published on Apr 16, 2012 by skwoo1http://www.oaklandzoo.org/blog/2010/03/29/caring-for-elephants-a-labor-of-love/by Gina KinzleyWant to learn more about elephants? The Oakland Zoo hosts Celebrating Elephants each year, which is an event centered around elephants, elephant care, elephant research, elephant barn tours, and fun.http://www.oaklandzoo.org/Calendar_Item.php?i=10116th Annual Celebrating Elephants Reception, Lecture, & Silent AuctionPlease join us on May 19th for an evening of Celebrating Elephants! Oakland Zoo is proud to present an evening with Cynthia Moss, a world-renowned elephant researcher. Moss will give a presentation about African elephants. of Amboseli National Park, including the amazing story of Echo the elephant. The evening begins with the opportunity to enjoy delicious food while you peruse the many wonderful silent auctions items.Date and TimeSaturday, May 19 from 6:00pm - 9:00pmCost and FeesWe are requesting a donation of $40 per person. All proceeds from the evening event will benefit the Amboseli Trust for Elephants.LocationZimmer Auditorium. Please park in the Lower Parking Lot and proceed to the Maddie's Center for Science and Education. Pass through the glass doors on the ground level and enter the lobby.http://www.oaklandzoo.org/Calendar_Item.php?i=102Celebrating Elephants Day at Oakland ZooThis will be a day full of events that all focus on elephants. Visit elephants information stations throughout the Zoo, go behind-the-scenes for an elephant barn tour ($5.00 fee), watch a performance by CircusFinelli-ananimalfreecircus, or make enrichment items for our elephants and watch the elephants enjoy them. Plus, pick up your binoculars and data sheet and become an elephant researcher for the day at Oakland Zoo's elephant research camp.Date and TimeSaturday, May 26 from 10:00am - 3:00pmCost and FeesEvent included with regular Zoo Admission.Parking Fee: $7.00 for non-members. FREE for members.LocationZoo Wide Event. Please park in either the Upper Parking Lot or the Lower Parking Lot and proceed to the nearest entrance. Look for tables/booths spread out along the Zoo's pathways. — by Stephen Woo on April 30, 2012 to Pets & Animals (141 seconds)

Oakland, California (EastBayDaily) — On Saturday, May 19, at 6:00pm, Oakland Zoo will host a Celebrating Elephants evening presentation featuring Cynthia Moss, one of the world’s leading experts on African Elephants. In 1972 Moss started the renowned Amboseli Elephant Research Project at Amboseli National Park in Kenya. This is one of the longest running studies of any species of animal, and through this comprehensive long-range project, we have gathered and learned imperative information about African elephants.

“Elephants are one of the longest lived animals on the planet, so it takes years of study in order to understand these amazing beings,” said Colleen Kinzley, Director of Animal Care, Conservation and Research at Oakland Zoo. “The research and knowledge being uncovered through the Amboseli Elephant Research Project is vital to conservation efforts and animal keepers who take care of elephants in captivity.”

Ms. Cynthia Moss will visit with guests during a reception and silent auction. She will then give a presentation in which she will share the amazing story of her life with the elephants and what she has learned about them. All proceeds raised will support Amboseli Trust for Elephants (http://www.elephanttrust.org). The Celebrating Elephants evening begins at 6:00pm with a reception and silent auction followed by a presentation at 7:00pm. Appetizers and beverages will be served. The cost for this event is $40 per person. For more details, please call 510-632-9525.

ABOUT OAKLAND ZOO: The Bay Area's award-winning Oakland Zoo is home to more than 660 native and exotic animals. The Zoo offers many educational programs and kid's activities perfect for science field trips, family day trips and exciting birthday parties. Nestled in the Oakland Hills, in 500-acre Knowland Park, the Zoo is located at 9777 Golf Links Road, off Highway 580. The East Bay Zoological Society (Oakland Zoo) is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization supported in part by members, contributions, the City of Oakland and the East Bay Regional Parks. For more information please visit our website at http://www.oaklandzoo.org.

Contacts

Nicky Mora
Oakland Zoo
510-632-9525

Colleen Kinzley
Oakland Zoo
510-632-9525

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