El Paso elephants Juno and Savannah are having a party this weekend at the El Paso Zoo.
It’s World Elephant Day and the Zoo invites the public to celebrate along with their two Asian Elephants on Saturday, August 12 and Sunday, August 13 at 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Juno will be turning 50 years old and Savannah will be turning 65 years old. Both Asian elephants at the El Paso Zoo are elderly, with ages beyond the average life expectancy for Asian elephants, according to previous reports from zoo officials.
There will be several activities including an elephant bubble bath, a birthday cake, elephant painting and even a piñata. In addition, there will be drawings for elephant related prizes, including art created by the elephants.
The birthday celebration is part of World Elephant Day observed across the world on August 12 to raise awareness about the challenges facing Asian and African elephants.
Admission to the El Paso Zoo is $12 for ages over 59, $9 for ages 60 and over and active military, and free for ages 2 and under and society members.