The Birmingham Zoo has invited the public to participate in its year-end appeal to Support Your Zoo’s Animals with a goal to reach $75,000 by December 31, 2022. Tax-deductible donations will provide vital nutrition and health care for more than 500 animals, representing 175 species, many of which are endangered.
“Caring for our animals is always our top priority. Our Zoo is so fortunate and grateful that our community is willing to contribute and has so much compassion for our animals. The public’s help is still needed as we continue to recover from the pandemic,” said President & CEO Chris Pfefferkorn. He added, “Seasonally, our ticket sales slow with cooler weather, and our revenue decreases. If you love animals, this is a great time of year to show your support by making a gift to look after them. Your Birmingham Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, which means that your gift will deliver the specialized care that each Zoo animal deserves.”
“Our Birmingham Zoo is truly a special place. With your support and that of other compassionate members of our community, the Zoo will continue to serve generations of families as a welcoming place to enjoy the outdoors and learn about wild animals they otherwise might not have the opportunity to see. At the Zoo, guests of all ages–from toddlers to teens to parents and grandparents–can learn something new about animals,” stated Board Chair Nancy Collat Goedecke.