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Giraffe Conservation FUNdraiser Contest: Help Raise our Giraffes’ Weight in Dollars!

In honor of World Giraffe Day on June 18, Naples Zoo is excited to start a new promotion to foster community involvement in fundraising for giraffe conservation. Join us in making this year’s World Giraffe Day on June 18 a resounding success by helping us raise our giraffes’ total weight in dollars: 13,178 pounds. The top three fundraiser contestants will enjoy breakfast by the giraffes with three guests on the morning of Saturday, June 25. You’ll have the opportunity to meet our herd and enjoy getting their personalities as you hear from their animal care team.

Every day these beloved animals face poachers’ ri­fles or get caught in snares. In a short 15 years, these precious animals have lost a staggering 40% of their population. In response to this crisis, the Giraffe Conservation Foundation was formed and works exclusively to protect and save these iconic animals – and they need our help.

Get creative in raising funds, knowing 100% will go toward helping giraffes in the wild. Throw a party where guests bring cash presents for giraffes. Collect items from friends to create a treasure chest of valuable items to raffl­e off at work. Maybe even team up with three friends to combine efforts for a chance for all of you to enjoy the breakfast together. Naples Zoo has created a FUNdraising Form for contestants to use to help them in their efforts.

FUNdraising Form For Contestants

(print front and back to save paper please!)

All proceeds from the FUNdraiser will support the two projects identified on the World Giraffe Day site: one in Kenya for Retics and one on education in Namibia. Full info at https://giraffeconservation.org/world-giraffe-day/

Then plan to join us on June 18 for more giraffe-focused fun at the Zoo. It’s time to stand tall for giraffes!

 All donations are due by Friday, June 17 at 5pm.  

 

Scientific Name

Giraffa camelopardalis reticulata

Range

Africa, south of the Sahara

What do they eat?

Herbivore; leaves, shoots, branches, bark

Status

Stable but decreasing

Lifespan

Up to 25 years

Conservation Threats

Habitat degradation and poaching

 

Feed a Giraffe!

There's nothing quite like watching the world's tallest animal lean down to you and nibble a treat from your hand. 

Open: 10 am to 3 pm 

Cost: $5 for three leaves

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