Spotlight on: 40th Annual Conference of the American Association of Zookeepers

AAZK Board members (left to right): Wendy Lenhart (Philadelphia Zoo), Kelly Wilson (Detroit Zoo), Penny Jolly (Disney’s Animal Kingdom), Deana Walz (Living Planet Aquarium), Denise Wagner (Phoenix Zoo) and Bob Cisneros (San Diego Zoo)

AAZK Board members (left to right): Wendy Lenhart (Philadelphia Zoo), Kelly Wilson (Detroit Zoo), Penny Jolly (Disney’s Animal Kingdom), Deana Walz (Living Planet Aquarium), Denise Wagner (Phoenix Zoo) and Bob Cisneros (San Diego Zoo)

IRF Program Officer Bill Konstant is attending the 40th annual conference of the American Association of Zookeepers (AAZK) this week in Greensboro, North Carolina. AAZK chapters host Bowling for Rhinos events each year to support wildlife conservation efforts in Africa and Asia, including Sumatran and Javan Rhino Protection Units (RPUs) in Indonesia.  Last year’s events raised $337,000, a record that will likely be shattered in 2013. AAZK’s goal is for Bowling for Rhinos to eventually raise $500,000 each year.

Bill Konstant’s conference presentation, Rhino Conservation: A Glass Half-empty or Half-full?

Bill Konstant’s conference presentation, Rhino Conservation: A Glass Half-empty or Half-full?

Patty Pearthree, Bowling for Rhinos Program Manager

Patty Pearthree, Bowling for Rhinos Program Manager

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