Celebrate World Elephant Day at African Wild Animal Museum
Elephants are vital to the web of life in Africa. Yet, according to The Ivory Game – a documentary on the slaughter of elephants, poachers kill an African elephant every 15 minutes.
Celebration of World Elephant Day takes place at the African Wild Animal Museum on Saturday, August 11 from 10 am to 5 pm and is a benefit for the African Wild Animal Foundation in Kenya. African Wild Animal Museum is a member of the Foundation.
Museum owner Chris Byrne and his staff are dedicated to fighting the slaughter of elephants and rhinos for their tusks and horns. A portion of the proceeds from the museum’s extensive gift shop benefits the anti-poaching programs in Kenya, Africa.
Also, according to The Ivory Game, “Over the last 10 years, 150,000 elephants have been slaughtered for their tusks.”
In addition to the gift shop sales, “Bwana” Chris Byrne is donating his collection of 23 Vincent van Gogh framed prints to be placed on sale in support of elephants in Kenya. Hang a Van Gogh – Save an Elephant.
Help Chris and his staff by attending the Celebration of World Elephant Day and shopping for women and children’s animal print clothing, African wild animal framed prints, books, African animal plush toys, jewelry, and more in the gift shop. World Elephant Day takes place the following day on Sunday, August 12.
The African Wild Animal Museum is next to the Sea Glass Museum at 17801 North Highway 1 in Fort Bragg. For more information call 707 964-1999.