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Point Defiance Zoo seeks donations in race to save tigers

Post by Stacia Glenn / The News Tribune on Oct. 30, 2012 at 9:10 am with 2 Comments »
October 30, 2012 9:10 am

There’s no running involved in the race to save tigers.

Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium is hoping people will contribute to their efforts to raise $5,000 for Tiger $5K: The Race to Save Tigers, a campaign trying to halt poaching in Southeast Asia.

Money raised in the campaign will support Wildlife Conservation Society efforts to stop poaching, reduce human-tiger conflict and provide veterinary care to tigers caught in snares, said zoo general curator Karen Goodrowe Beck.

“If we don’t act now, these tigers could disappear from the wild within a generation,” Goodrowe Beck said.

Donations are tax deductible. They can be made at www.pdza.org; by mail at The Zoo Society: Race to Save Tigers, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma, 98407;  by phone at 253-404-3657; or in person at the zoo.

The Zoo Society has pledged an additional $5,000.

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  1. Lucasswanson88 says:

    When the tiger fund gets $5K, does the rest of the donations go to the tiger fund or the Zoo Society?

  2. Lucasswanson88 says:

    When the Tiger $5K reaches $5,000, do the rest of the donations go to the Tiger 5K or the Zoo Society?

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