YoKids announced last month that they are sponsoring AZA’s SAFE program (Saving Animals From Extinction) that will help support conservation efforts for 10 endangered species! As part of a year-long effort, Stonyfield YoKids will not only be contributing funds to field work but will aim to drive kids and their families to see animals and conservation projects first hand at zoos, aquariums, and on the ground where the research is happening.
When you purchase two specially marked Stonyfield Organic YoKids multipacks from now until September 2017, you can get a FREE kid’s ticket with purchase of an adult ticket to an accredited AZA zoo or aquarium!! There are over 131 accredited zoos and aquariums- you can click here for a list. Over the next year you will see the African Penguin and the most endangered AZA SAFE species will be on Stonyfield Organic YoKids packaging- so be on the lookout!
We got to visit a local AZA zoo- Riverbanks and the kids had a blast! They have my son’s favorite AZA SAFE species- the western lowlands gorilla, so he was stoked. We also loved the anaconda, penguins, sea lions, otters, meerkats, lemurs and more! This was our first time seeing the new sea lion exhibit and it didn’t disappoint! The baby loved being to see them swim up close.
I wish the zoo had more information about their involvement with AZA but I wasn’t able to find any and it was a very busy day for the staff. We did learn that Riverbanks is solar powered, they have a recycling program, a water conservation program, and other practices in place to save energy, water, waste reduction, pollution prevention and more.
Stonyfield is the leading organic yogurt maker and is dedicated to conservation and sustainability. Each year they keep over 185,000 pounds of toxic pesticides out of the environment, helping to safeguard species and their eco-systems. So it made sense for them to sponsor a mission that is helping to save endangered species!
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