Rosamond Gifford Zoo looks to raise $2,000 for elephant conservation

‘Summer of Siri' kicks off at the zoo

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - It’s officially the "Summer of Siri" at Rosamond Gifford Zoo— and no, it has nothing to do with the robot voice on your phone.

Onondaga County Executive Joanne Mahoney made the declaration on Tuesday to mark the 50th birthday of Siri, the Asian elephant at the zoo.

The zoo is hoping to raise $2,000 in pennies to make a donation to elephant conservation in Siri’s name.

"We will be donating it to one of Siri's favorite causes and that's Asian elephant conservation in the wild.  So our girl is going to be very, very happy if we can do this so we are inviting the community to join with us,” said Janet Agostini, president and CEO of Friends of the Zoo.

If they raise $2,000 in pennies, the “Friends of the Zoo” have announced that they will match the total. 

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