Rhino & Elephant Appreciation Day
Mon, 17/09/2012 - 2:55pm
Visitors to Port Lympne Wild Animal Park are invited to join in and celebrate the elephants and rhinos on 22nd September 2012.
A whole herd of activities will be happening around the park including elephant and rhino house tours, a raffle to win exciting prizes such as a Keeper For The Day Experience, colouring competition, mask making and face painting. All proceeds will go to Wildlife Alliance – a conservation organisation with close ties to The Aspinall Foundation.
Animal Director, Adrian Harland said: ‘Elephant and Rhino Appreciation Day will be a lot of fun this year. There’ll be plenty to keep everyone entertained, whilst raising money for a great cause.’
Meanwhile, over at Howletts Wild Animal Park, near Canterbury visitors will be able to follow self guided trails and discover interesting facts at our keeper talks about the park's African elephants and black rhino.
Neil Spooner, Animal Director said: ‘This month’s theme will focus on the elephants and rhinos because September celebrates International Rhino Day and International Elephant Day. Visitors can learn all about these wonderful pachyderms that we look after at Howletts.’
In a last minute announcement, Nick Marx, Wildlife Rescue Director for Wildlife Alliance, will be visiting both Port Lympne and Howletts on Saturday and will be talking to visitors about the important work that they carry out, including tales of Choukk – an elephant injured by a landmine who now uses a prosthetic limb.
Adrian added: ‘Nick Marx will be available to talk to visitors at Port Lympne on Saturday morning and Howletts on Saturday afternoon – he has some great tales to tell and I understand will even be bringing along one of Choukk’s old prosthetic limbs.’