Elephant Conservation | Online Exclusives, April 2012

From Indy to Tanzania

Super Bowl XLVI allowed the Indianapolis Zoo to raise money for endangered elephants

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Kubwa and baby Kalina at the Indianapolis Zoo. Photo by Jackie Curtis.

The Indianapolis Zoo has raised more than $90,000 to protect threatened elephants for a conservation project in Africa. The special fundraiser was made possible by collecting parking fees on Super Bowl Sunday and the week leading up to game day.

The Tarangire Elephant Project operates in Tanzania along the east coast of Africa and has been committed to the conservation of elephants for the past 20 years. The zoo has been a significant supporter of the project since 2006 and this current donation allows a new elephant radio collaring project to track the elephants’ migration, helping to reduce poaching and conflict situations between elephants and humans.

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