Celebrating Elephant Pride Day

On July 31st, our wildlife clubs celebrated Elephant Pride Day. Over 300 children from 16 forest-edge schools marched with banners and bands through nine different villages and trading centers. Children performed skits, shared poems and sang songs about elephants for audiences of almost 1,600 villagers. Representatives from the Uganda Wildlife Authority accompanied the children and fielded questions, including some tough ones about crop raiding.

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Uganda Wildlife Authority ranger speaks with farmers about conflicts with elephants.

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Students make elephant models for the parade.

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A skit with the “poacher” negotiating the price of ivory.