Download your free elephant origami instructions below!
With ZSL Whipsnade Zoo closed for coronavirus-imposed lockdowns, sadly our elephants aren’t visible to the public at the moment. Which is exactly why we wanted to send some elephant-themed fun your way. To keep racing minds quiet for an hour, gain some mindfulness and engage in the old-fashioned art of paper folding - origami.
Download your free pattern below, all you’ll need is:
- A square piece of paper
- A comfortable seat and a flat surface to work on
- A little patience
If you’re missing our elephant herd are trumpeting for more elephant-themed goodies, we’ve got just the thing! Did you know that you can adopt our elephants while also supporting the conservation work we do with them worldwide?
Just last year we ran a campaign to help raise awareness of the human-wildlife conflict these amazing animals are up against in the wild. Vulnerable to exploitation by the illegal wildlife trade, as a conservation charity we work with local governments and communities of African and Asian countries to mitigate these conflicts and foster the coexistence of elephants and people.
Did you know that Asian elephants are more closely related to the prehistoric Woolly Mammoth than they are to their African counterparts? You’ll recognise African elephants for their more rounded ears, where our Asian elephants’ are smaller and slightly more pointed.
Elephants, like our majestic herd at Whipsnade’s Centre for Elephant Care, can spend up to 18 hours a day eating. It costs us over half a million pounds every year to make sure they have lots of delicious hay and fruit to eat. Donating just £5 will help us buy tasty food for our elephants.
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