This past August, Buffalo Zoo hosted an Elephantastic weekend benefitting AES. Keepers were celebrating Asian elephants with an outreach table, keeper chats, and docents with elephant artifacts.
Elephant manager Mindy Ussrey and her staff members, Rob Dempsey and Gary Steele, were in charge of all the Elephantastic activities; they did paintings, sold painted glasses, and photos of the elephants. AES volunteer Janet Dray drove out from Rochester to host an outreach table with her own handmade tote bags to sell along with informative AES literature she passed out.
Overall Buffalo Zoo raised $2000.00 for us! Thank you to all who helped make this happen at the Buffalo Zoo and supported Asian elephant conservation.