Zoos and Shedd Aquarium join elephant campaign

Brookfield Zoo


Lincoln Park Zoo

and the

Shedd Aquarium

announced Tuesday they are joining a fight to protect African elephants through the newly launched 96 Elephants Campaign. The campaign aims to help the endangered animals in their homeland, educate the public about the damage ivory consumption does to elephant populations and secure a moratorium on ivory trading in the U.S., the world’s second largest importer of ivory. The

Wildlife Conservation Society

and more than 100 other zoos and aquariums are also part of the effort.