Bowling for Rhinos
Friday, July 19, 2013
Make a strike against extinction!
Join the Georgia Chapter of the American Association of Zoo Keepers at Bowling for Rhinos on Friday, July 19 from 6:30 - 10:30 p.m. at Suburban Lanes at 2619 North Decatur Road.
Bowling is only $18 for 3 games.
Other highlights will include a silent auction and a 50/50 raffle. All are welcome!
All proceeds go to support the Rhino conservation programs Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, International Rhino Foundation, and Action for Cheetahs in Kenya.
Eastern black rhinos are a species with an urgent conservation message. Hunted almost to extinction in the 1980s, their populations have experienced near-catastrophic decline in recent years, largely as a result of poaching for their horns, skin and bodily fluids, which are believed by some cultures to have curative properties. Conservation programs and stringent patrolling of rhino habitat have helped populations increase to about 4,800 in the wild, but the species remains critically endangered.