About the Campaign
HELP us raise the $40,000 needed to renovate our North American Otter Exhibit and create a more nature habitat to promote breeding between Naya and Luani.
The current otter habitat has provided a home for otters for over two decades. While it has provided a good home for our otters, it needs an upgrade both to address leaking pipes, but more importantly to create an environment that simulates a natural river life that promotes otter breeding. We want to build an underwater Otter Playground!
North American river otters have nearly disappeared from lakes and rivers around the world. Once inhabiting nearly all large rivers, river otters have been hunted for their thick, waterproof fur. In addition, water pollution affects otters by killing their natural prey, fish, severely reducing many species’ populations. Lehigh Valley Zoo participates in the AZA Species Survival Plan (SSP) to repopulate otters into the wild. To that end, Lehigh Valley Zoo was recommended by the SSP to breed our two otters, Naya and Luani. River otters have historically been difficult to breed, but new research and success at other zoos over the past several years has inspired us at Lehigh Valley Zoo to promote breeding for Naya and Luani.
We are in need of a few items to place around our new Masai giraffe exhibit and along the African Trail.
We are excited to offer a new donation opportunity that will allow you or your organization to leave a lasting impression at the zoo!
- Includes a personalized plaque that will be permanently fixed to the bench or bin.
- Will be installed all along the African Trail.
- Helps to keep the Zoo clean and provides a relaxing area where guests can rest and enjoy their surroundings.
- Is environmentally conscious and made with 100% recycled plastic in a simulated teak finish.
Donors will be contacted about the contents of their personalized plaque shortly after their donation has been received.
If you would like to discuss your donation privately, please contact Development Manager Doreen Carl at email@example.com.
About the Campaign
Lehigh Valley Zoo is now home to a beautiful male Masai giraffe! We hope you are as excited as we are to have you come and feed the giraffe on our new large feeding deck.
The Masai giraffe is the largest subspecies of giraffe and the tallest land mammal. There are fewer than 37,000 remaining in the wild, though recent reports of significant poaching and the bush meat trade would suggest the number is likely to be significantly less. The primary threat to the Masai giraffe is habitat loss as a result of the expanding human population. Lehigh Valley Zoo’s aim is to safeguard a population of giraffes in human care alongside a sustainable population in the wild.
In order to make an offline donation we ask that you please follow these instructions:
Make a check payable to “Lehigh Valley Zoo.” On the memo line of the check, please indicate that the donation is for “Giraffes 2016.” Please mail your check to:
Lehigh Valley Zoo
5150 Game Preserve Road
PO Box 519
Schnecksville, PA 18078
Disclaimer: Any additional funds raised above what we need for the giraffe exhibit will be applied to the full 3-year Capital Campaign to develop Africa-based exhibits which include Lions, Hyrax, Wildebeest, and walk thru Leopard and Aldabra Tortoise exhibit. For more information contact Development Manager Doreen Carl at firstname.lastname@example.org.