Join Us for Elephants Forever Stamp Ceremony this World Elephant Day

You're Invited! Join us for a special First Day of Issue Dedication Ceremony this World Elephant Day.

The Elephant Sanctuary is excited to announce that the United States Postal Service’s First Day of Issue Dedication Ceremony for the new Forever Stamp titled Elephants will take place at The Elephant Discovery Center in Hohenwald, Tennessee, on World Elephant Day, August 12. All are welcome!

In honor and celebration of elephants, USPS will release the Elephants Forever Stamp designed by Rafael López, featuring a digitally illustrative elephant interacting with its young calf, depicting the affectionate nature of these beloved animals.

Where: The Elephant Discovery Center
27 East Main Street, Hohenwald, TN 38462

When: Friday, August 12 at 11:00 a.m. CDT

This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP at

Family-friendly activities (in-person and virtual) will follow throughout the weekend after the ceremony! Save the date, and stay tuned via our website and social media to learn more about this exciting event and how you can put your stamp on elephant conservation this World Elephant Day.

Can't make it? The Elephants Forever Stamp will be available for purchase for a limited time online in a bundle with our elephant postcards. Pre-order now! Orders will ship after August 12th. Stamps will also be on sale at Post Office locations nationwide!

The elephants' habitats are closed to the public. Visitors to The Discovery Center and First Day of Issue Dedication Ceremony attendees will not see or interact with elephants.

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