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American Association of Zoo Keepers Events

Bowling for Rhinos

July 24

All rhinos are under threat and all but one species is on the verge of extinction. Without drastic action, some rhinos could be extinct in the wild within the next 10 to 20 years. Show your support for rhino conservation by joining the Zoo for Bowling for Rhinos at Brunswick Riverview Lanes.

A $15 registration fee includes 4 hours of bowling, shoes, access to door prizes, raffles and snacks (first come, first serve). Personal sponsors are encouraged. The top fundraiser’s name will be entered to win a trip to Africa.

100% of proceeds will go towards rhino conservation through the International Rhino Foundation. To learn more about the event, please visit www.aazkbfr.org.

AAZK’s National Mission Statement

AAZK is a nonprofit (U.S. 501c3) volunteer organization made up of professional zoo keepers and other interested persons dedicated to professional animal care and conservation. AAZK’s mission is to provide a resource and a forum of continuing education for the animal care professional and to support zoo and aquarium personnel in their roles as animal caregivers, scientific researchers, public educators and conservationists; to promote zoos and aquariums as cultural establishments dedicated to the enrichment of human and natural resources; to foster the exchange of research materials, enrichment options and husbandry information through publications and conferences which will lead to a greater understanding of the needs and the requirements of all animals.

Birmingham Chapter of AAZK Mission Statement

The Birmingham Chapter of the American Association of Zoo Keepers strives toward providing continuing education, raising awareness for conservation, and fostering an appreciation for the animal care profession, while assisting the Birmingham Zoo in its mission.


President- Christine Hoskinson

Vice President- Celeste Harris

Secretary- Lauren Kimbro

Treasurer- Bridget Weidner

Contact Us: aazk@birminghamzoo.com