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Bowling for Rhinos

Save endangered wildlife in a fun night of bowling that is perfect for the whole family!

This annual fundraiser to is organized by The American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK). Proceeds are donated to three conservation projects in Africa working to protect wild rhinos in their native habitat.

What is “Bowling for Rhinos”?

The American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK) sponsors an annual fundraiser bowl-a-thon called Bowling for Rhinos (BFR). Join zoo keepers and employees at one of two sessions for bowling and the opportunity to discuss the animals they care for. Over 60 AAZK chapters have raised more than $6 million since 1990 to support three conservation projects; including, Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in Kenya, the International Rhino Foundation and Action for Cheetahs in Kenya. Our efforts continue to make great strides in protecting the world’s rhinos, in addition to hundreds of other endangered plant and animal species that share their habitat.

Event Features

  • Entry fee with Bowling includes: unlimited bowling for two hours, shoe and ball rental, one raffle ticket, and access to silent auction and raffle.
  • Non-bowling fee includes: one raffle tickets, and access to silent auction and raffle.
  • Silent Auction with paintings done by Houston Zoo animals donated by the Houston Zoo.
  • Activity table for kids and a chance to meet Charge the Rhino!
  • Access to bowling alley full service cocktail and snack bar which will have items available for purchase.
  • All proceeds go toward rhino conservation.

Why Save Rhinos?

With only 5 rhino species totaling 25,000 individuals, spread across Africa and parts of Asia, every loss is another setback in the recovery of the Rhino. Some of the largest numbers of remaining rhino occur in South Africa. So far this year (as of June 1 2013) over 394 rhinos have been killed in South Africa alone; that is a rate of 1 rhino poached about every 10 hours. Even with these losses, protection measures are helping species such as the white rhino and black rhino slowly increase with both populations up by 10% or more since 2007.

  • A $10 gift will help pay for the gasoline required to move anti-poaching patrols through protected areas.
  • A $25 gift could buy a basic tool kit that allows anti-poaching rangers to maintain their equipment.
  • A $50 gift is enough to pay for a fingerprint kit that will hlep bring poachers to justice.
  • A $75 gift can help care for and feed a rhino at the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary for 5 days.

Find out more about the conservation programs we support:

The AAZK Bowling for Rhinos Page

The Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in Kenya

The International Rhino Foundation

Action for Cheetahs in Kenya

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