Bowling for Rhinos 2021Other Event Type for American Association of Zoo Keepers Lincoln Park
Sep 28, 2021 from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM
The Lincoln Park American Association of Zoo Keepers is hosting our annual Bowling for Rhinos event in September 2021. Bowling for Rhinos is a family-friendly conservation fundraiser hosted by over 80 AAZK chapters in the US and Canada each year, and over $8.4 million has been raised since its inception in 1990. 100% of the proceeds go to three organizations in Africa and Asia, helping to protect critically endangered rhinos and the countless other species of plants and animals that share their habitats.
Rhinos are on the brink of extinction, mainly due to poaching. At the start of the 20th century there were over 500,000 of these gentle giants and today there are less than 30,000. The huge demand for rhino horn in some countries has caused poaching to increase by over 9000% since 2007, and at least 2 rhinos are killed every day in Africa. But it is not just rhinos that are being affected by poaching, habitat destruction and other threats. Elephants, tigers, orangutans, and many other species that share rhino habitat in Africa and Asia are hanging on by a thread, and Bowling for Rhinos is our chance to make an impact in ensuring their survival. The three conservation organizations supported by Bowling for Rhinos focus on community education, habitat preservation, and security to give rhinos and other animals the chance that they need to thrive in their natural environments.
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