This year, your registration dollars will not only benefit the animals here in Albuquerque, they will make a lasting global impact; we will donate $2 from each adult registration and $1 from each youth registration to Australian relief and recovery efforts.
Allan and Shannon McKenzie, aboriginal consultants for the upcoming Australia exhibit at the Zoo and friends of the BioPark, are Australian native and have seen the devastation that recent brush fires have caused throughout their continent. Allan has graciously donated this year’s Run for the Zoo artwork (read more here). It tells a startling story about what happens when we neglect our precious planet. With long-term survival of several animal species in jeopardy, NMBPS has already donated $20,000 to Australia’s Zoo and Aquarium Association (ZAA) Wildlife Conservation Fund (WCF) to help implement a recovery plan. With your support, we hope to raise an additional $20,000 by selling out this event at 12,000 participants and through merchandise.