The Issue: Rescued Kinkajous Without an Outdoor Space
Kinkajous are small mammals that live in the tropical forests of Central and South America, according to information from National Geographic. The nocturnal creatures live in the trees and raid beehives for honey with their long tongues. Wild Adventures Zoo recently rescued a family of three kinkajous—a mother, son, and daughter. Currently, they live in a large indoor enclosure, but they need an outdoor space where they can exercise and get fresh air.
The Campaign: Building an Enclosure for Rescued Kinkajous
If 47 people donate $10 to this Grassroots campaign, then Wild Adventures Zoo can purchase all the materials needed to build an outdoor enclosure for its newly rescued kinkajous, thanks to matching donations from an anonymous donor. Donations will be matched up to $500. The enclosure requires building materials such as wood, screws, hinges, and welded wire fencing. Each additional $10 raised will go toward the Zoo to You program, which travels to schools and parties to give children the chance to learn about and interact with exotic animals.
All donations will be matched up to a $500 total by an anonymous donor.
Wild Adventures Zoo
The critters at Wild Adventures Zoo range from the familiar—turtles, hedgehogs, and geckos—to more exotic species such as kinkajous and blue-tongued skinks, but they all have one thing in common: they are in need of human care. Some of these animals were injured in the wild and some were neglected as house pets, but the staff of volunteers cares for each of them equally. The zoo is raising the funds it needs to open to the public, but that hasn't stopped the staff from sharing the animals' stories with the greater community. The Zoo to You program takes rescued animals on the road to schools and scout meetings to raise awareness about exotic animals.
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