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Zoo New England’s Franklin Park Zoo Invites Public to ‘Toss the Tusk’ to Save Elephants
Public event will draw attention to the elephant poaching crisis and illegal trade of elephant ivory
Toss the Tusk will be held on October 5 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Franklin Park Zoo. Participants should go to the Giraffe entrance located on Pierpont Road. The surrendered ivory will be transported to a national repository and will then be destroyed or used for educational purposes, ensuring it will never enter the consumer market.
Wildlife trafficking is a global crisis that is putting elephants at risk of extinction. It is estimated that approximately every 25 minutes an elephant isView more