In the 1930’s it is estimated that there were 7-10 million elephants alive worldwide. Today that number is considerably smaller and declining rapidly.
PLEASE contribute origami elephants
to raise awareness of the endangered status of elephants worldwide!
The Zoological Society of London and Whipsnade Zoo are attempting to break the World Record for the most number of origami elephants displayed in one place to raise awareness of the endangered status of elephants worldwide. The goal is to assemble 30,000 origami elephants, one for each Asian elephant still alive, and are looking for people to help fold these origami elephants.
Your ORIGAMI ELEPHANT contribution MUST be received BEFORE September 20, 2014.
Your model may be 2D, 3D, simple, complex, big, or small. Whatever model you choose to fold should be instantly recognizable as an elephant.
Here is a video of the an origami elephant created by Fumiaki Kawahata.
Make one, five, ten, one hundred or one thousand origami elephants!
Whatever the number, what matters is that you contribute!
The elephants that are created will become part of a permanent exhibit at the zoo. Please participate and spread the word. You will have fun supporting this worthy cause and your contribution will be greatly appreciated, especially by the elephants.
Origami elephants can be brought to the zoo on September 20, 2014
or sent by mail BEFORE this date to:
Origami Elephant World Record Attempt
ZSL Whipsnade Zoo,
Whipsnade, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, LU6 2LF
Please include your name, address and email and the Whipsnade Zoo will add it to their contributors webpage.