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Seahorses are a mix of many different parts and abilities of other animals. They have the head of a horse, the snout of an aardvark, spines like a puffer fish, a pouch of a kangaroo, eyes like a lizard, the tail of a monkey and the ability to change colors like a chameleon.

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Asian Elephant Extravaganza

Saturday, August 17, 2013
10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Free with zoo admission.

Asian Elephant Extravaganza is an opportunity for the Rosamond Gifford Zoo to celebrate the Asian elephant collection and highlight the cultures of their native countries. Visitors will experience special elephant demonstrations that only occur once each year, participate in games and activities and watch authentic cultural performances.

Event Schedule

(Tentative)

All activities will take place at the Northwestern Mutual Animal Encounter
(near the main building of the zoo), unless otherwise noted.

10:15 Gamelan Music Performance
Performed by the Cornell University Gamelan Ensemble
10:45 Ceremonial Elephant Face Painting Demonstration
11:00 Interactive Introduction to Indian Folk Dance
Performed by Dr. Carol Babiracki, Syracuse University
Sponsored by the Syracuse University South Asia Center
(Courtyard)
11:15 Puppet Show
(Alcove, across from Jungle Cafe)
11:30 Elephant Pedicure/Meet and Greet
12:00 Gamelan Music Performance
Performed by the Cornell University Gamelan Ensemble
12:30 Bharatanatyam Dance Performance (Classical Indian Dance)
Performed by Shibani Rathnam, Anu Irri, Pranathi Adhikari, Inika Gajra and Swarnima Das
Sponsored by the Syracuse University South Asia Center
(Courtyard)
1:00 Gamelan Music Performance
Performed by the Cornell University Gamelan Ensemble
1:15 Guess Siri's Weight/Watermelon Smash/Meet and Greet
1:30 Puppet Show
(Alcove, across from Jungle Cafe)
2:00 Siri Tries Her Trunk at Painting
2:30 Elephant Demonstration/Watermelon Smash
(Asian Elephant Preserve, Wildlife Trail)
3:00 Gamelan Music Performance
Performed by the Cornell University Gamelan Ensemble
3:30 Meet and Greet With Siri

        
Asian Elephant Extravaganza is presented in partnership with the
Syracuse University South Asia Center and the
Southeast Asia Program at Cornell University

This event is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by CNY Arts.   

Sponsored By:
Onondaga County Dental Society

 

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