Image of the Day: A Pack of Paper Pachyderms

Last weekend, Tuttle Publishing, North Clarendon, Vt., donated origami paper for a local event designed to help partner Wildlife Conservation Society's effort to break the Guinness world record for the largest display of origami elephants and bring awareness to the plight of elephants in Africa. At the Tuttle event at Rutland Regional Medical Center, some 800 origami elephants were folded (local origami teacher Linda MacFarlane happily shows them off). Tuttle is working with others to fold origami elephants; the Wildlife Conservation Society wants a total of 35,000 origami elephants, representing the number of elephants killed every year in Africa for their ivory. The current record, set by the Whipsnade Zoo in England, of origami elephants is 33,764.

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