Memphis Zoo Hosts Snow Cones for Snow Leopards Fundraiser!
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Memphis Zoo Hosts Snow Cones for Snow Leopards Fundraiser!

Join our wonderful animal care staff as we raise money and bring awareness to the dire state of snow leopards in the wild. This is the first annual Snow Cones for Snows event taking place this Saturday night, July 31, 2021 from 6:30pm till 9:30pm. Tickets are $35 for members and $40 for non-members and include a t-shirt and a snow cone. There will be activities the whole family can enjoy, as well as a silent auction where you can place your bid on some unique items! In addition, Ashleigh Lutz-Nelson, Vice President of the Snow Leopard Conservancy, will be speaking at the event to share the role of her organization in saving these incredible animals. Come beat the summer heat with a sweet treat and play a role in Snow Leopard conservation!

 

Why Snow Leopards?

There are an estimated 4000-7000 snow leopards left in the world. This event is hosted by Memphis AAZK and will raise money for the Snow Leopard Conservancy. During Snow Cones for Snow Leopards, Vice President of Snow Leopard Conservancy Ashleigh Lutz-Nelson will give a special presentation on the conservancy and how we can help these big cats. The Snow Leopard Conservancy works to ensure Snow Leopard survival and helps conserve mountain landscapes by expanding environmental awareness and sharing innovative practices through community stewardship and partnerships. Supporting organizations like Snow Leopard Conservancy helps them work with local partners and herder communities, the front line in preserving the biodiversity of Central Asia’s high mountains, to provide technical and financial assistance for activities linked to stewardship and biodiversity conservation.

Article by Jessica Faulk

Posted by Jessica Faulk at 9:47 AM