BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Buffalo Zoo is stepping up to help their counterparts in Australia as they work to save millions of animals impacted by the Australian wildfires.
The Buffalo Zoo set up a page on their website where people can donate to the relief of the Australian Wildfires. All donations received from the page will go into the Zoos Victoria Bushfire Emergency Wildlife Fund.
The board of directors announced that they will match all donations received to double the impact they'll have on the fighting of the fires. A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales will also be added to the fund as well.
The Zoo gave the following statement to those considering donating to the wildfire fund.
Australia’s wildfires have decimated habitats and killed over a billion animals, and that number is only growing. One of the most biodiverse areas in the world, Australia is home to over 300 native species of mammals alone. Experts estimate that a third of koalas have already been killed in the deadly fires or as a result of the smoke. Each day, the loss of mammals, birds, and reptiles grows as millions of acres of land burn.
At the Buffalo Zoo, we understand that the endangerment of wildlife across the world affects all of us.
Donations can be made in any amount at buffalozoo.org.