03 Aug 2016 elephant-day-2-768x384

NC Museum of Natural Sciences celebrates World Elephant Day

The elephant is loved, revered and respected by people and cultures around the world, yet nearly 100 elephants are killed every day (in Africa alone) for their ivory and meat as well as from human conflict. Join us August 12 as we recognize World Elephant Day with screenings of award-winning films about the urgent plight of Asian and African elephants. Plus, hear how scientists with the Museum are working to better understand elephants, and discover how you can help save these magnificent creatures from extinction.
Film screenings at 11am, 1pm and 3pm in the WRAL 3D Theater. Dr. Stephanie Schuttler will speak at 12:15 in the SECU Daily Planet Theater about her work on African forest elephants.

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