Photo: EP Zoo
The El Paso Zoo and El Paso Rhinos Hockey are teaming up to help save wildlife worldwide with Round Up. Round Up allows guests who purchase concessions or gifts, both at the Zoo and at the Rhinos’ games, to donate their change to the nearest dollar to help save wildlife.
Round Up change has raised more than $18,000 to help wildlife since 2015. Round Up change supports field conservation efforts for bolson tortoises, African lions, Sumatran orangutans and black rhinos.
“Every time you visit the Zoo, you help save wildlife,” Zoo Director Steve Marshall said. “This program and partnership gives guests another way to directly make a difference by contributing to saving wildlife worldwide.”
Round Up contributions are different from other monetary contributions guest make at the Zoo. Money from the Round Up program goes directly to fund field conservation projects helping save wildlife.
“World Rhino Day is the perfect opportunity to share with the community how their support helps us save wildlife,” said Rhinos Hockey Coach and General Manager Cory Herman. “No matter who you are, or how small your contribution, you can help make a difference.”
El Paso Rhinos Hockey “adopted” Tatenda, a black rhino in the care of the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force, in 2008. The Rhinos have also contributed and sponsored the El Paso del Norte American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK) Bowling for Rhinos fundraiser, which is a national effort to help with rhino conservation.