Event Title

Increasing Public Awareness of Zoos through Education, Animal Care and Conservation Efforts

Location

Virginia Zoological Park, Event Pavilion

Start Date

7-4-2017 6:20 PM

End Date

7-4-2017 6:30 PM

Description

Live demonstrations of animal care increase public awareness and opinion of the purpose of zoos and their impact on the survival of animals worldwide. Public opinion is directly related to the amount of donations zoos receive that are used to care for their animals and support conservation efforts of endangered animals. Generations X and Y have the lowest opinion and the lowest donations due to the assumptions that zoos do not properly care for animals and that they are only kept for entertainment purposes. Low donations have caused many zoos to close and/or limit their conservation efforts. This presentation introduces the techniques that zoos use to increase public support—techniques that can also be applied to many other non-profit organizations.

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Increasing Public Awareness of Zoos through Education, Animal Care and Conservation Efforts

Virginia Zoological Park, Event Pavilion

Live demonstrations of animal care increase public awareness and opinion of the purpose of zoos and their impact on the survival of animals worldwide. Public opinion is directly related to the amount of donations zoos receive that are used to care for their animals and support conservation efforts of endangered animals. Generations X and Y have the lowest opinion and the lowest donations due to the assumptions that zoos do not properly care for animals and that they are only kept for entertainment purposes. Low donations have caused many zoos to close and/or limit their conservation efforts. This presentation introduces the techniques that zoos use to increase public support—techniques that can also be applied to many other non-profit organizations.