Hugo Pumpkin Festival Partners with Endangered Ark Foundation
The 1st Annual Hugo Pumpkin Festival has partnered with the Endangered Ark Foundation in Hugo to provide support for the care and needs of its residents – the majestic Asian Elephants! A percentage of all proceeds of the festival will be donated to the Endangered Ark Foundation to support its elephants and preservation / conservation efforts.
Festival goers will have a unique opportunity to meet the EAF elephants up close during an educational hay ride through the EAF facility. A special treat for participants will be meeting the newest EAF member: Baby Dori Marie, born on July 28, 2015!
Fundraiser Auction for Endangered Ark Foundation
Friends of the Endangered Ark would like to thank the community for its support of its art auction fundraiser. The goal of the fundraiser is to add more water lines to forested areas that will increase the free roaming habitat for the Endangered Ark Foundation's elephant herd.
In total, the fundraiser raised $1192 from the art auction itself and $605 in cash donations, with donations still coming in.
Winning bidders have been contacted. View the auction items and the winning bids on our Facebook page here.
The Endangered Ark Foundation is a private non-profit dedicated to ensuring the future of Asian elephants in North America, providing a retirement ranch for circus elephants, and educating the public about this endangered species.
The EAF board respects the intimate understanding of the bonds and partnerships formed between animals and humans, and the need for human involvement and action to save endangered animals. EAF believes that through education, conservation, and preservation efforts we will ensure that people will able to experience the joy and wonder of Asian of elephants for generations to come.
From its beginnings in 1993, the Endangered Ark Foundation has sought to preserve the extremely endangered Asian Elephant. After more than six decades of caring, working with, and living with their elephants and other animals, D.R. & Isla Miller and his family established the Endangered Ark Foundation.
D.R. & Isla Miller
Photography provided by Amy Wilton