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Make Origami Elephants and Help Stop the Ivory Trade post image

Elephants need our help. Now! All ivory markets are a threat to the lives of elephants, and to stop the killing these markets must be shut down.

In an effort to raise awareness and achieve this goal, the Wildlife Conservation Society is attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the most origami elephants displayed.

Anyone who wants to participate in this effort is welcome. Folding as many origami elephants as you can will support this important cause and further the public education of the extreme danger that elephants face.

So, if you’d like to help out, I’m sharing here an origami elephant video of my own design. You may send as many of these elephants as you wish to the address listed below. Of course if you prefer to fold any other elephant model, in any color or size, that’s fine too!

The Wildlife Conservation Society goal is to reach 35,000 folded paper elephants, which is the same number of elephants killed each year.

Folded Origami Elephants should be sent to:

Wildlife Conservation Society
c/o Rachel Libretti
2300 Southern Boulevard
Bronx, NY 10460

(Please provide your name, address, email and quantity of origami elephants in your mailing so they can acknowledge and thank you.)


Tips and Suggestions to Make the Origami Elephant

  • In the video the elephant is demonstrated using Kami paper.
  • To learn how to fold this origami elephant a 6 x 6 inch (15 × 15cm) piece of Kami paper is ideal.
  • Thicker paper such as “Tant” or regular office paper can make good choices too.
  • The finished elephant shows only one side of the paper. It is not necessary to use paper with a different color on each side.
  • Make many elephants! Your origami skills will improve with each elephant and you can be part of helping to break this Guinness World Record!
  • To make the family of elephants shown below, use pieces of paper in the following sizes: 9 x 9 inches (Papa Elephant); 7.5 x 7.5 (Mama Elephant); 4.24 x 4.25 (Baby Elephant)


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