Almost 30 years of fundraising yields $8 million as animal keepers bowl for rhino conservation

The American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK) reached a significant milestone this week when the all-time total for its national fundraiser, Bowling for Rhinos, surpassed $8 million dollars, marking 29 years of contributions towards rhino conservation. Since 1990, the American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK) has supported the rhino conservation efforts of Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in Kenya... Continue Reading →

Spotlight on Bowling For Rhinos

  For over 25 years, the American Association of Zookeepers has been raising money for rhino conservation through their grassroots fundraiser, Bowling For Rhinos. Last year they passed the $7 million mark! Organizing these events is no easy task- and that’s why IRF wants to recognize everyone who has participated in a Bowling For Rhinos... Continue Reading →

July Rhino Champions: The Bowlers

Throughout the years we have talked about the great work that the American Association of Zookeepers (AAZK) has done through their Bowling For Rhinos fundraisers. For over 25 years they have been raising money for rhino conservation and last year they passed the $7 million mark! Organizing these events is no easy task- and that’s... Continue Reading →

“Bowler’s Alley” Turns 10 Years Old

AAZK’s Bowling for Rhinos program helps carbon offset through tree planting project By: Inov Sectionov (International Rhino Foundation Indonesia Program Coordinator) Established in 1967, the American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK) has always known its conservation-minded membership wanted to do more to save the wild counterparts of the animals they care for every day. The... Continue Reading →

Searching for Javan Rhinos

Bowling for Rhinos tour participants recently spent two days in hiking and canoeing in Indonesia’s Ujung Kulon National Park, searching for the elusive and critically endangered Javan rhino. Although they did not directly sight any rhinos, led by IRF-supported Rhino Protection Units, they encountered telltale signs of recent rhino feeding and the large unmistakable footprint.

Bowling for Rhinos Visits Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park

The 2014 Bowling for Rhinos Indonesia tour recently visited Indonesia’s Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park, home to one of Sumatra’s three remaining wild rhino populations. During a brief stay, tour members visited a nearby government training facility, where Asian elephants are trained to assist authorities in mitigating human-wildlife conflicts, which is one of the responsibilities... Continue Reading →

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