Posted: Wednesday, November 16, 2022. 2:35 pm CST.
By Zoila Palma Gonzalez: On November 2, 2022, Hurricane Lisa ravaged Belize damaging homes for our friends at The Belize Zoo.
The team at the Belize Zoo and Tropical Education Center says that all corners have been assessed and the damage is extensive.
“All corners of the Zoo and TEC have now been reached and assessed, and we have taken full stock of the damage, which is much more extensive than we had initially thought on the very first day that our team arduously navigated the completely tree covered and partially damaged pathways checking in on all the animals and their habitats,” a statement from the Zoo noted.
The Belize Zoo also shared that a generous donor has pledged a matching fund to expedite substantial repairs of the habitats, particularly for Sylvia and Martin the Jaguars, as well as to finish restoration for the scarlet macaws and coatimundis.
“As a result, we have, once again, teamed up with our wonderful allies at Inspire Edventures, who are running the “Hearts for Habitats” matching fund campaign on our behalf,” it added.
Every dollar raised through this campaign will be matched up to US$10,000 from now until November 30th.
Those wishing to contribute can do so here: https://tinyurl.com/Belize-Zoo-Website-Donation
Those who require a charitable deduction can contribute through our charitable partner, the BZNC: https://tinyurl.com/BZNC-Charitable-Deduction
Inspire Edventures has also provided a PayPal option: https://tinyurl.com/Inspire-Edventures-Paypal
Include “Hearts 4 Habitats” in the comments section using any of these methods to support the matching fund.
The Belize Zoo and Tropical Education Center thanks everyone for their support as they continue to rebuild and restore the best little zoo in the world.
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