Three out of five species of rhinoceros are critically endangered, including the species seen at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, the eastern black rhino. Due to habitat loss and poaching, several rhino species are on the verge of extinction. Take some time to come out and play a game of bowling or two in support of these herbivores.
The Greater Cleveland Chapter of the American Association of Zookeepers presents the 24th annual Bowling for Rhinos fundraiser from 6:30 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, June 14 at Cloverleaf Lanes in Independence.
Advanced registration is $20 or $40 at the door, subject to availability. Donations are tax deductible and include three games of bowling, shoe rental, pizza, pop and snacks. There also will be a silent auction, raffles, entertainment and trivia.
One hundred percent of all Bowling for Rhinos donations go directly to rhino sanctuaries in Kenya, Java and Sumatra. Since 1990, the Cleveland chapter of AAZK has given more than $113,760 to help endangered rhinos, with nationwide efforts reaching $5 million.
Registration forms are available online at clevelandmetroparks.com/zoo or in the Zoo's Administration Building. For more information, call 216-661-6500 Ext. 4452.
Northeast Ohio's most-visited year-round attraction, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission is $12.25 per person, $8.25 for kids ages 2 to 11 and free for children younger than 2 and Zoo members. Parking is free. Located at 3900 Wildlife Way, the Zoo is easily accessible from Interstates 71, 90 and 480.
For more information, visit clevelandmetroparks.com/zoo or call (216) 661-6500.