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Proceeds from Henry Vilas Zoo ‘Run Wild’ to help giraffe conservation


MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) – Greater than 1,000 neighborhood members of all ages laced up their footwear Sunday morning in help of the Henry Vilas Zoo.

The zoo held their annual ‘Run Wild’ occasion, a fundraising occasion that advantages a special animal every year. This yr’s occasion will help giraffe conservation, in accordance with organizers.

Contributors might select to partake in a 5K, 10K or Wild Baby enjoyable run, with all proceeds immediately benefiting giraffes on the zoo and the Giraffe Conservation Basis.

Conservation Training Curator Jess Thompson mentioned whereas giraffes are seen at many zoos and may not be regarded as in danger, the species is in reality endangered.

“So giraffes are going by means of what’s known as a silent extinction,” Thompson mentioned. “So sadly, despite the fact that we are inclined to see giraffes in zoos in quite a lot of locations and their logos, giraffes aren’t doing effectively within the wild and so we help a company that works with wild giraffe and assist save wild giraffe in Africa.”

For those who missed this yr’s ‘Run Wild’ you possibly can nonetheless present your help for the animals by attending one among zoo’s future occasions, together with their Halloween pageant ‘Boo on the Zoo’ and vacation ‘Zoo Lights.’


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