The Utah Chapter American Association of Zoo Keeperswould like to thank UHZ staff, volunteers, friends, family and community members that helped support our 2014 event either by joining us for a fun night of bowling or by making a donation for wildlife. With your help the Utah Chapter AAZK was able to raise just over $15,600 for global rhino conservation! Funds raised go to rhino protection programs in Africa and Indonesia benefitting numerous other threatened species. Your participation also helps provide schools, clinics and jobs for the local communities.
Since 1990, when the Utah Chapter AAZK held its first Bowling for Rhinos event, we have contributed approximately $197,413 towards the BFR program, making us one of the top money raising chapters in the country. We could not have accomplished this without the support of friends, family, and local businesses who support Utah’s Hogle Zoo and our chapter of AAZK. Thank you!
Now, more than ever, rhinos need our help. Statistics show that more than one rhino is illegally poached daily in South Africa alone. Even though we are far away from Africa and Asia, we can all still make a difference.
Follow us on Facebook (Utah Chapter American Association of Zoo Keepers) for updates. All proceeds raised go directly to conservation programs that have been making a difference in saving all five species of rhino, as well as preserving vital habitats for countless other plant and animal species that share these habitats.