11 Feb Virginia Safari Park $50,000 to Worldwide Conservation Programs
by Katie King |Katie@ewbullock.com
Virginia Safari Park Donates $50,000 to Worldwide Conservation Programs
Natural Bridge, Va. (February 9, 2021) — The Virginia Safari Park and its Zoofari Parks sister zoos, the Gulf Breeze Zoo in Florida and the Alabama Safari Park in Hope Hull, Ala., 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 Virginia Safari Park is home to more than 1,000 animals, with 20 species listed as threatened or endangered. Founded in 2000, 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.
About Virginia Safari Park
Virginia Safari Parkis one of three zoological facilities operated by the Zoofari Parks LLC, working in conjunction with the Gulf Breeze Zoo and the Alabama Safari Park, to provide aid to over 135 countries around the world. The Virginia 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.