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Busch Gardens Tampa Celebrates Elephants August 9

Tampa, FL, USA — World Elephant Day celebrates the care and protection of the world’s largest land mammal. The SeaWorld and Busch Gardens Conservation Fund has granted more than $10 million to more than 700 projects around the world, including funding 10 elephant conservation projects in Asia and Africa in 2013 and 2014.

In recognition of World Elephant Day, guests are invited to join a celebration at Busch Gardens Tampa on Aug. 9. Guests will get a firsthand look into Busch Gardens’ animal care with behind-the-scenes tours, trainer talks, interactive displays and an exclusive chance to dine with elephants.

World Elephant Day festivities include:

Trainer Talks and More at the Animal Care Center
The state-of-the-art Animal Care Center will be the hub for World Elephant Day activities with interactive displays and trainer talks from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The animal care team will share and demonstrate how they care for elephants, and guests will have an opportunity to help create enrichment activities.

An Evening with the Elephants
From 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., guests can join trainers for an exclusive behind-the-scenes experience, including an up-close look at Busch Gardens’ elephants and indulging in appetizers and specialty drinks while trainers share stories about elephant conservation and caring for these magnificent animals. The evening is limited to guests 13 years of age and older. Busch Gardens admission is required but not included.


Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleimanhttp://wwww.themedreality.com
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, ThemedReality.com takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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