Cindy Castelblanco/Susana Cortázar
Zoological Society of Florida/Zoo Miami
Ph: (305) 255-5551, ext. 11/305-251-0400
Adriana Diaz/Ivy Brower
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BOWLING FOR RHINOS RETURNS TO BIRD BOWL ON JULY 27, 2012
The annual bowling fundraiser by the American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK) benefits the South Florida Chapter of AAZK’s rhino conservation projects
WHO: Zoo Miami and the South Florida Chapter of the American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK).
WHAT: Bowling for Rhinos (BFR) 2012, an annual bowling fundraiser that benefits the South Florida Chapter of AAZK’S rhino conservation projects, is sure not to leave you in the gutter. With its goal of helping rhinos worldwide,100% of all funds raised by BFR benefits rhino conservation projects for four species of rhino, their habitats, and hundreds of other endangered plants and animals. BFR helps preserve the black, white, Javan and Sumatran rhinos. Did you know the world’s rhino population has decreased 90% since 1970 due to poaching?
Over 60 AAZK chapters participate in BFR throughout the U.S. raising over $200,000 annually. The South Florida Chapter of AAZK has been active in Bowling for Rhinos since 1990. To date they have raised over $40,000 toward the rhino conservation effort.
WHEN: Friday, July 27, 2012
Registration opens at 6:30 pm; Bowl-a-thon is from 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
WHERE: Bird Bowl; 9275 SW 40 Street; Miami, FL 33165; (305) 221-1221
About the South Florida Chapter of AAZK
Zoo Miami zoo keepers founded the South Florida Chapter of AAZK in 1981. As one of the longest instated chapters of AAZK, the South Florida Chapter has hosted numerous fundraisers to benefit wildlife conservation, education and animal care. Like the other non-profit AAZK chapters nationwide, the South Florida Chapter is comprised of dedicated zoo keepers and volunteers who dedicate their time to educate others while raising funds for animal enrichment, professional development for zoo keepers and various conservation projects.