Red Ivory


Extended through the fall, don't miss it!

Come to San Francisco Zoo & Gardens to experience a powerful, compelling and provocative new art exhibit.

Red Ivory is an artistic visual narrative by Artist in Residence Henry Jackson. The film depicts the consequences of illegal wildlife trade.

Using layered, enhanced video and composed audio, the six-minute piece takes viewers through several scenes portraying elephants in the past, present and future, including repercussions of current poaching practices – a world without elephants. Although the situation is grim, it’s not too late for concerned citizens to make a difference. Actionable steps you can take include signing SF Zoo’s STOP Ivory Trade pledge, a campaign that began last August. 

Beginning March 25, Red Ivory is playing every 10 minutes at an indoor theater in the Doelger Primate Discovery Center. This is the second art installation by San Francisco artist Henry Jackson. In 2012, “Kingdom Animalia”, a large scale video & sound installation, debuted at San Francisco Zoo & Gardens. 

Content may not be appropriate for small children.