The American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK) is a non-profit organization founded by professional animal care staff and related persons interested in promoting professional animal care and conservation. The local Lion Country Safari Chapter participates in several events and fundraisers throughout the year to promote animal keeping and to raise money for various efforts benefiting animals. Some of the on-going and annual projects that the local chapter volunteers time and effort to coordinate include:
Cell Phone Recycling – FREE Animal Feeding Coupon!
Bring your used cell phones for recycling directly to the admission booth when entering the park and receive a Free Animal Feeding Coupon for every used cell phone you donate. Animal Feeding Coupons can be used in any of the four animal contact areas inside Safari World!
Do you have a used cell phone lying around? Do you know someone that just bought a new cell phone and doesn’t know what to do with the old one? Please bring in any used cell phones to recycle them and help raise money for conservation at the same time! It is easy. Lion Country Safari’s chapter of the American Association of Zoo Keepers is now recycling used cell phones to prevent hazardous electronic waste from entering our landfills and to raise funds for various conservation projects. Cell phone accessories including batteries and chargers are also welcome. Spread the word by asking family and friends if they have cell phones that could be recycled too! For more information about the program, please visit: www.eco-cell.org
Congratulations to Lion Country Safari’s American Association of Zookeeper (AAZK) Chapter for achieving a top cell phone recycling status with the partner ECO-Cell!
TOP 10 collectors (by phones collected)
- 1. Cincinnati Zoo
- 2. Calgary Zoo
- 3. Fossil Rim Wildlife Center
- 4. San Diego Zoo
- 5. Calvin Christian Collegiate
- 6. Lion Country Safari - AAZK
- 7. Louisville Zoo
- 8. Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
- 9. Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
- 10. DFGFI - Zoo Atlanta
Bowling for Rhinos
Lion Country Safari’s chapter of American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK) invites the public to join in “striking” big while raising money for rhino conservation at the annual Bowling for Rhinos from 6:30-9:00pm on Friday, June 1, 2012 at Palm Beach Strike Zone, 6591 S. Military Trail, Lake Worth. This bowling fundraiser promotes awareness and raises funds to support Earth’s second largest land animal, the rhinoceros.
Cheetah Chili Cook-Off
An annual tradition for several years, the Cheetah Chili Cook-Off is a cooking competition representing many styles of chili while raising funds for cheetah conservation. Awards are granted during the competition to the tastiest recipes. All money raised is donated to the Cheetah Conservation Fund to benefit research and education about cheetahs and their ecosystems. For more information about the Cheetah Conservation Fund, please visit: www.cheetah.org
Ink Cartridge Recycling
In partnership with Recycle4Fundraising, Lion Country Safari’s AAZK Chapter recycles ink cartridges and ink toners from printers on property. The recycling program saves needless waste from entering landfills by remanufacturing ink cartridges into fresh compatible ones. In addition, as more used ink cartridges are recycled and remanufactured less energy is spent creating new cartridges. For more information about the program, please visit: Recycle4Fundraising
Conservation efforts have supported various local, national, and international organizations including:
- Amphibian Ark
- Arbor Day Foundation
- Big Cat Rescue
- Center For Ecosystem Survival
- Grevy’s Zebra Trust
- International Rhino Foundation
- Loggerhead Marinelife Center
- National Wildlife Federation
- World Wildlife Fund