OKC Zoo to host 18th annual Bowling for Rhinos event

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FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: July 13, 2012
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The simple roll of a bowling ball can help save the worldwide population of rhinos.

Oklahoma City Zoo's chapter of the American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK) will host the 18th annual “Bowling for Rhinos” event from 6 to 10 p.m. July 21 at Boulevard Lanes, 3501 S Boulevard in Edmond. The cost is $25 per person, which includes shoe rental, bowling, a T-shirt and door prize opportunities.

“Bowling for Rhinos” is an annual event that raises funds for rhino conservation in Asia and Africa. Out of 100 species that roamed the Earth, only five exist today, and all are considered endangered. Extinction is a possibility for these gentle giants unless conservation actions are made to help preserve them.

More than 60 organizations in the U.S. and Canada pair with the group to help participate in “Bowling for Rhinos,” with the Oklahoma City Zoo being one of the largest contributors. The Zoo has raised more than $237,000 through its “Bowling for Rhinos” events, with all proceeds directly benefiting rhinos in the wild. To preregister call 424-3344 or email loganagan@yahoo.com. Registrations the night of the event will be accepted. Teams and individuals may participate.

Those who do not wish to bowl but would like to help can make donations to “AAZK Bowling for Rhinos,” 2101 NE 50, Oklahoma City, OK 73111. For more information about “Bowling for Rhinos” and rhino conservation visit www.aazkbfr.org.