BENEFITING: AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF ZOO KEEPERS
About the Fresno Chaffee Zoo AAZK: We are a chapter consisting of zoo keepers, docents, and zoo volunteers who raise funds for a variety of conservation efforts. We have been in existence since 2013 and this will be our fourth annual bowling for rhinos event that will be held on June 25th, 2017 of this year. This year our goal is to exceed past efforts and raise $5,000 for this conservation of rhinos along with their habitat restoration. As a fairly new chapter this is a lofty goal, but with your help we can easily reach it.
What is Bowling For Rhinos? Bowling for Rhinos (BFR) is a national bowl-a-thon fundraising event geared to assisting rhino conservation in Kenya and Indonesia. 100% of all funds go directly to in situ conservation projects, conserving 4 species of rhinos, their habitats, and hundreds of other endangered plants and animals AND cheetah conservation in Kenya. Why Support Bowling for Rhinos? Only 5 species of rhino exist today when once there were over 100 species. All 5 species- the white, black, greater one-horned, Sumatran and Javan are endangered. Bowling for Rhinos is a fundraiser that began on a small scale in 1990 by the American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK). It is now an AAZK-sponsored North American event raising over $500,000 annually. These fundraisers are organized by AAZK chapter members who are volunteers and donate their time and organizational skills to help raise money to send directly to the places in need.
100% of all donations are sent directly to these in situ rhino conservation areas!