Bringing awareness to elephants killed each year in Africa one fold at a time.
Tuttle Publishing is partnering with the Wildlife Conservation Society and other entities to break the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for the largest display of origami elephants.
The goal to reach is 35,000 to represent the number of elephants killed every year in Africa for their ivory and generate global awareness about this important issue. The current record is 33,764 and that was set by the Whipsnade Zoo in Great Britain.
If you are interested in folding on your own or with other groups, instructions for the Guinness World Records™ four approved templates (diagrams and video) are available on the 96 elephants landing page.
This page also includes information on deadlines (September 16th), delivery instructions and Guinness World Records™ guidelines which include:
- A. Must use origami paper
- B. Must use one of the approved templates (link provided above)
- C. OR - if you want to use your own design, the origami elephant must look like an elephant and you must use origami paper or they will be disqualified.
- D. Tape and glue will disqualify any finished products and items must be made out of authentic origami paper.
The official count by Guinness World Record™ will be on September 22nd, National Elephant Appreciation Day at the Bronx Zoo. On that day we hope that they will be able to accept the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for the largest display of origami elephants.
The Wildlife Conservation Society has expressed their appreciation to all for their help and support to BREAK A RECORD and helps protect elephants for future generations.