Saturday, August 9th was Asian Wildlife Conservation Day at the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, Washington. This day was dedicated to bringing awareness to the many animals of Asia who are in need of protection.
I have been volunteering for AES for about 4 years and live near Seattle, and I had the honor of setting up a table for AES at the event. I brought along my two helpers: my husband, Monte, and our 10-week old baby, Ari! We were very excited that our table was set up next to the elephant exhibit, because people coming to see Chai, Bamboo and Wototo also got to learn a little bit about what AES does (and Ari got to see his first elephant!).
We had some great conversations with people who truly care about the future of Asian elephants. The Woodland Park Zoo is doing great work to help secure a future for Asian elephants and we were honored to take part in the day’s festivities. We would like to extend a thank you to the Zoo for hosting us, and an even bigger thank you to Bobbi Miller, Fred Koontz and Pat Mulay for everything they did to help us feel welcome.