Denver Zoo Announces Support For Australian Bushfire Relief

A Siberian tiger rests in its pen, at Denver Zoo, which was closed to the public due to extreme cold, in Denver. A wintry storm pushing through the western half of the country has brought bitterly cold temperatures that prompted safety warnings for residents in the Rockies and threatened crops as far south as California. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)
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DENVER, Colo. (KJCT)- As many of us do share Denver Zoo's deep concern over the devastating bushfires that are sweeping across Australia and taking a tremendous toll on the country’s diverse wildlife. The loss caused by the fire is astronomical, killing several people and perhaps more than a billion animals, including many that are already threatened or endangered.

Denver Zoo is making an immediate contribution of $5,000 and matching up to $5,000 in additional donations through its Field Conservation fund to Zoos Victoria, whose animal care and health experts are on the frontlines of the wildlife rescue effort, providing critical care, food and water to injured animals.

The Zoo is also closely monitoring the situation and will evaluate other ways to assist in the near future, including potential direct staff involvement, as the nature of the emergency becomes clearer.

As a leading global zoo and fellow member of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums, Zoos Victoria has taken a strong initiative to develop and manage this fund, and Denver Zoo has tremendous confidence they will maximize the impact in response to this crisis. You can join the Zoo in supporting their efforts by making a donation through its Field Conservation Fund, which will be matched up to $5,000 and sent directly to Zoos Victoria: CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

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