Friday, March 15, 2013

Did you know 16,000 plants and animals are endangered?

This number may shock you or seem too high, but it is accurate. We may read more about the bigger, more popular animals, like the rhinos and tigers and elephants, but these are just the tip of the iceberg. So may species are endangered and need our help. From the smallest butterflies who are dying from pesticides to the large polar bears whose home is melting away and everyone in between.

According to San Diego Zoo Global,  to date, they have reintroduced 33 species back into the wild including: mountain yellow-legged frogs, 5 species of reptiles, 17 species of birds, and 10 species of mammals. In many cases, these efforts have meant the difference between extinction and survival. 

This, my friends, is why we feel so strongly about supporting San Diego Zoo Global Wildlife Conservancy.

It's not just about going to see the animals at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park - we go to witness first hand the breeding programs at work. 

The San Diego Zoo is so much more than just a zoo - it is physical proof that together, we are making a difference.  

Join me and thousands of others who are helping to bring species back from the brink of extinction by becoming a Wildlife Conservancy HERO. Together we can do more.   

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