Can you imagine a world without elephants?
Elephants are in crisis. In 2012 alone, 35,000 elephants were killed by poachers in Africa– an average of 96 elephants each day. At this rate, African elephants face near extinction in another 10 years.
Why are elephants in danger?
Increasing demand for ivory around the world, including right here in the United States—the second largest market for ivory—is at the root of this crisis. Elephants are increasingly poached to meet this demand, even though international trade in ivory is illegal.
What is being done to help elephants?
96 Elephants is a coalition of organizations, including the Minnesota Zoo, uniting to help stop the sale of ivory and save African elephants from extinction. Learn more about 96 Elephants and how you can help at 96elephants.org.