Zoo donates $55,000 to conservation efforts

Twenty-five cents from each general admission price was allocated into the “Q4C” program between August 2011 and December 2012

On Friday, the Greater Vancouver Zoo was able to donate $55,000 to three endangered animal conservation causes all over the world thanks to its “Quarters for Conservation Program.”

Twenty-five cents from each general admission price was allocated into the “Q4C” program between August 2011 and December 2012.  The program was started to generate funds supporting field conservation projects for endangered species locally and internationally.

Additionally, guests are encouraged to learn more about each program by visiting the three interactive spiral wishing wells near the front entrance.

There, they can make a decision about which program they wish to support by contributing to save the endangered species in the wild.

“We are just thrilled with the funding to date and it goes without saying that, even small change can make a huge difference to help save these wonderful endangered species,” said Jody Henderson, general manager.

After careful consideration was given, three projects were selected: The Guatemalan yellow-naped Amazon parrot; the Indian Hornbill Nest Adoption Program and the Iranian Cheetah Project.

Visit the zoo website at greatervancouverzoo.com.

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