Saturday, September 23
10AM – 2PM
Included with general admission, or your zoo membership.
Guests will receive $5 off admission online and in-person for this event. Valid for 9/23/23 only.
Save $5 off regular admission (free to members) for our Elephant Farewell event this Saturday, September 23, from 10 AM-2 PM. This is not the exact day of their departure, but a chance to visit Christie and Zuri with special activities like writing ribbon wishes and painting like an elephant. For their safety, we won’t be announcing where or when they will depart until they are safely in their new AZA accredited zoo home.
This isn’t your last chance to see them, but we encourage everyone to come soon! Mom, Christie, 37, and daughter, Zuri, 14, are leaving to be given the best opportunity to have a calf during their prime reproductive years and benefit from the important social dynamic of a multigenerational herd. We are proud to meet and exceed the animal care standards required by our AZA accreditation and know that the AZA-accredited institution receiving our resident elephants also follows these high standards.
This is the perfect time to bring all generations of your "herd" to honor elephants in Utah for more than 100 years.
African elephants Christie and Zuri will remain viewable after this event and will leave this fall. For their safe transport, we will not share where nor when the elephants are going until they have arrived at the receiving location.