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Old 03-23-2013, 10:47 PM   #1
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Has anyone been to Animal Kingdom on Elephant day?

I happened upon someone else's comment and they referenced "Elephant day" at Animal Kingdom. Can someone explain to me what this is and what it entails? We just happen to be there that week and I'm getting ready to book our ADR's Tuesday. I may need to make some changes!! Thanks!
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Originally Posted by alimbrogno View Post
Has anyone been to Animal Kingdom on Elephant day?
I wonder if it's like standing outside on Earth Day?


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Old 03-24-2013, 12:01 AM   #3
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I googled, found the disneyparksblog, and:

Upcoming 2013 events for connecting families with nature (as always, dates subject to change):

At Disney’s Animal Kingdom:

April 22: Party for the Planet for Earth Day
May 8: International Migratory Bird Day
May 23: World Turtle Day
June 5: Pollinator Day
July 25: Tiger Day
August 1: Primate Day
August: Cotton-Top Tamarin Month
September 5: International Vulture Awareness Day
September 26: Elephant Day
October 31: Bat Day
November 12: Rhino Day

At The Seas with Nemo & Friends at Epcot:

April 22: Earth Day
May 18: Endangered Species Day
May 23: World Turtle Day
June 8: World Ocean Day
September 7: International Manatee Day

Does that make sense in the context that you read it on that other thread?
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If I had to wager a guess I'd say its for elephant appreciation/awareness
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Old 03-24-2013, 01:09 AM   #5
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Here is what I found on the subject:


From the website:
A myth that pops up from time to time is that elephants use their trunks to drink, like we would use a straw. This would be similar to people sticking their noses in a glass of water when they wanted a drink! Elephants, unlike people, do use their trunks to help them drink, but they only suck the water part of the way up and then use their trunks to squirt the water into their mouths.

In Addition to Sucking Up Water to Squirt in Their Mouths and Picking Up Food, Elephants’ Trunks Are Used For Greeting, Caressing, Threatening and Throwing Dust Over Their Body

The elephant’s trunk is a combination of their nose and upper lip and is able to touch, grasp and smell. In addition to sucking up water to squirt in their mouths and picking up food, elephants’ trunks are used for greeting, caressing, threatening and throwing dust over their bodies.

On September 26, Elephant Awareness Day, Guests Can Test Their Skills at Eating Like an Elephant Using a Replica of an Elephant Trunk

Guests visiting Disney’s Animal Kingdom on September 26, Elephant Awareness Day, will learn lots of fun facts about elephants—and can even test their skills at eating like an elephant using a replica of an elephant trunk.

On Elephant Awareness Day, Guests Who Stop By Rafiki’s Planet Watch Can Color an Elephant Mask That They Can Take Home

On Elephant Awareness Day, guests who stop by Rafiki’s Planet Watch can:
•Learn what—and how much!—an elephant eats.
•Color an elephant mask that they can take home.
•Learn about the elephants that make their home at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, including baby elephant Jabali who just celebrated his first birthday, and talk with members of our elephant care team.
•Find out about our elephant conservation efforts in Africa, supported through the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund and cast member conservation programs, including how bee sounds are being used to help keep elephants away from crops.

Doesn't seem like a bid deal to me. I don't think I will change my plans.

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Old 03-24-2013, 01:15 AM   #6
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Agreed. Thanks for the info!
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