|Originating in Sub-Saharan Africa during the Pliocene (about 3 to 4 million years ago), the genus Elephas has only one surviving species: the Asian elephant (Elephas maximus). Today its habitat extends from India in the West to Borneo in the East. In the near future, however, the species faces a very high risk of extinction caused by human activities. The survival of this flagship species will depend on whether a mutually acceptable arrangement can be found between human societies and the remaining Asian elephant populations.
|Reunion with these majestic animals and other members of the animal kingdom, including the only striding biped, on Sunday, 29 June 2014
|The Reunion has been designed to be especially family-friendly. Come with your entire family and take advantage of special all-inclusive pricing for your children including entry into the Zoo.
|11:00 - 12:00
(All can attend but only members may vote.)
Venue: "Klosterstube", Restaurant Altes Kloesterli, Klosterweg 36, Zurich
|12:15 - 14:00
Venue: "Klosterstube", Restaurant Altes Klösterli, Klosterweg 36, Zurich
|14:30 - 16:30
|Visit to the just opened, world-class "Kaeng Krachan Elephant Park"
Venue: Zoo Zurich
The Full Lunch Menu:
- Small mixed salad
- Sliced veal in a creamy mushroom sauce with "Butterröschti"
- Seasonal fruits tiramisu
- Red and white wine selection, mineral water and coffee
The Kid's Lunch Menu:
- Chicken nuggets with French fries
- Globis "Hoppi" dessert
Please write to the Secretary General if you have special dietary requirements.
For all out-of-town guests and foreign visitors:
Why not combine the SLSEAA Reunion with a long weekend in Zurich. With over 50 museums, including the Swiss National Museum, and more than 100 art galleries, Zurich is one of the world's leading cultural centers. "Lädele" is what Zurich residents call strolling through the many diverse districts of the city to shop, from the pulsating Bahnhofstrasse to the picturesque old town. Culinary-wise the city has everything from gourmet temples offering true Zurich classics to trendy venues, and from outdoor dining in rural settings to gastronomy in converted factory buildings. Point your Web browser to the Web site of Zurich Tourism to book your accommodation for the weekend.