Origami Elephant World Record Attempt

Written by RussellAnimals, Beginner, Models


Origami Elephant

“One Morning I shot an elephant in pyjamas. How he got into my pyjamas I’ll never know.”
Groucho Marx

About the Origami Elephant World Record Attempt

OrigamiUSA have teamed up with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) to attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the largest display of origami elephants. They are trying to get to 35,000 elephants – one for each of the elephants tragically killed every year for their ivory.

How You Can Help

You can help OrigamiUSA and WCS achieve the record by folding an origami elephant and submitting it. I’m a little late to the party in promoting this one, as elephants have to be sent in to arrive by September 16, 2016, but there is still time if you act quickly!

Send your completed origami elephant to:

Wildlife Conservation Society
c/o Rachel Libretti
2300 Southern Boulevard
Bronx, NY 10460

OrigamiUSA Logo

Choosing your Origami Elephant

There are four different elephant designs to choose from, of varying difficulty levels.  Two are easy origami elephants and two are moderate. There are diagrams and video instructions for folding each of the four designs on this link.

The one pictured is listed as a moderate, or intermediate level model, however the video instructions provided are excellent and nobody should have any problems folding this model from the video in about fifteen minutes.

If you want to try some more complex origami elephant models, check out the ones in Red Paper’s Pure Origami book.

Whichever elephant you choose, I’m sure OrigamiUSA and WCS will appreciate your contribution.

Good luck folding your origami elephant!

Get Involved

If you’ve contributed to this record attempt, please let me know in the comments below, or you can or find me on Instagram or Twitter. Check out my Pinterest boards too!

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About the Author


Russell has been folding origami since he was 8 years old and has recently written the book, Origami Made Simple. He is on the Council for the British Origami Society and a member of OrigamiUSA. When he is not folding, he enjoys photography and traveling.

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