On Sunday, January 26, the L.A. Zoo is Donating $1 from Every Visit to Support Australian Wildlife
More than a billion animals and 12 million acres of habitat have been lost. The conservation impacts of this event will be substantial and long-term.
How zoos are responding to the crisis:
We’ve been in communication with our counterparts in Australia about the current situation, the immediate needs, and plans for sustained recovery efforts. At the moment, veterinarians and keepers from Zoos Victoria (Melbourne Zoo, Werribee Open Range Zoo, and Healesville Sanctuary) are assisting at wildlife triage centers, providing refuge for homeless animals, and preparing for the extensive rehabilitation work to come.
Zoos Victoria and their accreditation organization, the Zoo and Aquarium Association Australasia (ZAA), are coordinating a phased response for immediate support and the longer-term requirements of wildlife and habitat rehabilitation. The Los Angeles Zoo is supporting these efforts with our Australian Bushfire Relief Fund. All tax-deductible donations to this fund will go toward saving Australian wildlife and restoring habitats.
How you can make a difference:
Right now, our friends Down Under need two things – donations and awareness. You can help by
We will continue to monitor the emerging needs as the situation evolves and will evaluate how the L.A. Zoo might contribute in other ways to the long-term recovery efforts.
The Zoo’s donation of $1 per guest on Sunday, January 26 is made possible by the generosity of Adam Stern and Erika Aronson. Donations made through the Zoo will benefit the Zoos Victoria Bushfire Emergency Wildlife Fund and the Zoo and Aquarium Association Australasia (ZAA) Wildlife Conservation Fund.