Dubbo's elephant population was celebrated on Monday with iceblocks, fruit and plenty of photographs.
August 12 is World Elephant Day. It aims to raise awareness of the species and the threats they're facing in the wild.
Taronga Western Plains Zoo has eight Asian elephants, ranging from one-year-old Kanlaya, to Burma who is in her mid-60s.
Keeper Christina Nicolas said the elephants were given treats like watermelon, pineapple and jelly alongside their usual food to mark the occasion. There was also a giant iceblock for the elephants to crush and enjoy.
World Elephant Day was also a chance for zoo visitors to learn more about conservation.
"The biggest threat for Asian elephants is population growth and loss of habitat," Ms Nicolas said.
"There are 30,000 to 50,000 Asian elephants left in the wild and they are listed as endangered but that number could vary because they live in dense forestry so it's hard to track numbers."
One way to make a difference is for people to visit the elephants and learn about their plight.
Another way is to download the Wildlife Witness app.
Ms Nicolas said illegal poaching was a big issue for elephants because their tusks were sold as commodities.
"If you travel overseas and you see illegal wildlife trade of tusks you can download the app, ping your location and they will investigate further for you without you having to deal with it," the keeper said.