Niabi Zoo Donates Quarters for Conservation
People who visit Niabi Zoo won't just see animals, they'll also help make a difference in their lives. The zoo in Coal Valley will set aside twenty-five cents from each paid admission to help save endangered species.
Niabi Zoo Director, Marc Heinzman, says the new "Quarters for Conservation" program allows visitors to choose which global conservation effort they want to support. After paying for admission, each person votes for one of four projects.
This year, zoo visitors can have their quarters support the Snow Leopard Trust, the Jaguar Conservation Fund, The RuahaCarnivore Project in Africa, or a project helping amphibians in Madagascar.
Heinzman says the zoo increased the price of admission by twenty-five cents to fund "Quarters for Conservation." And so far, Niabi has raised nearly $30,000.