11 Feb Alabama Safari Park Donates $50,000 to Worldwide Conservation Programs
by Katie King |Katie@ewbullock.com
Alabama Safari Park Donates $50,000 to Worldwide Conservation Programs
Hope Hull, Ala. (February 11, 2021) — The Alabama Safari Park and its Zoofari Parks sister zoos, the Gulf Breeze Zoo in Florida and the Virginia Safari Park, is proud to have donated $50,000 to conservation programs worldwide in 2020.
“Conservation is at the core of our beliefs. Our parks, along with our very valued guests, allow us the opportunity to make a huge impact on saving species globally,” cited Eric Mogensen, CEO of Zoofari Parks.
“Our successes are fueled by our guests and their visitation. Although 2020 was a challenging time for many, our parks provided a safe and pleasurable escape for many families. Making a personal connection with our animals, while assisting us with conservation programs, provides a win-win for all.”
The Alabama Safari Park is home to more than 800 animals, with 13 species listed as threatened or endangered. Founded in 2018, the privately owned and funded park now welcomes guests from all over the country each year. Through admissions and animal encounters, each guest contributes to the conservation programs. These programs, administered through our Conservation Coordinator, funded grants to 17 non-profit wildlife conservation programs, spanning 130 countries.
Alabama Safari Park is a 350-acre drive-through adventure located in Hope Hull, Alabama. The Park is open at 9 a.m. daily, with last admission at 3 p.m. Conveniently located just off I-65, exit 158. Visit www.alabamasafaripark.com for updates, hours, events, and more.
About Alabama Safari Park
Alabama Safari Parkis one of three zoological facilities operated by the Zoofari Parks LLC, working in conjunction with the Gulf Breeze Zoo and the Virginia Safari Park to provide aid to over 135 countries around the world. Trying to solve the world’s continually changing wildlife concerns, the Alabama Safari Park collaborates with other zoos and field experts to support Rhinoceros and Elephant anti-poaching units, install artificial nest sites for wild Penguins, and translocate Giraffe across the Nile to boost sustainable genetics. The Alabama Safari Park is privately owned and receives no state or federal tax support. Funding for conservation programs is made possible through the continued support of zoo guests. Conservation is fundamental in our daily operations and visitors are encouraged to join us in making a difference on this journey.