Rosamond Gifford Zoo

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Asian Elephant Extravaganza


Saturday, August 19, 2023 | 10 A.M. - 4 P.M.

This annual event celebrates the Rosamond Gifford Zoo’s Asian elephant herd and the cultural traditions of their native countries in South Asia. Friends of the Zoo and the zoo’s elephant team plan a daylong slate of activities including performances of traditional Indian music and dance, an Indonesian orchestra called a gamelan, demonstrations with our six-member elephant herd and birthday celebrations for our two eldest elephants, Siri and Romani.

Yoga with the Elephants

A peaceful morning of yoga with a backdrop of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo’s Helga Beck Asian Elephant Preserve to benefit EEHV research.

Sponsorship Opportunities

For more information, to sponsor or participate, please contact Heidi Strong, Director of Development at [email protected] or (315) 435-8511 x8526


This project is made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Regrants Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and administered by CNY Arts.

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