Dr. Charles Foley, director of the Tarangire Elephant Project, said in a recent article that record amounts of illegal ivory are being seized and poaching is a major threat to African elephants.
, pictured here with his
family, is also using numbers in the fight to save these magnificent creatures.
With help from the Indianapolis Zoo
will soon begin implementing a new tracking program that will gather data on elephant migratory patterns.
The Indianapolis Zoo
raised $90,000 for the project through parking donations collected at the 2012 Super Bowl.
"The Indianapolis Zoo
is proud to support this vital work in helping to save African elephants, the world's largest land animal and one of the most intelligent and fascinating creatures on Earth," Foley
said in the article.