Henry Vilas Zoo starts fundraising campaign to support Australian wildlife


MADISON, Wis. — Henry Vilas Zoo announced that it has started a fundraising campaign to support wildlife in Australia.

According to a post on its website, the zoo will be raising funds to “directly support the wildlife recovery efforts in Australia” until the end of February. The money received from donations will go to the zoo’s partners in Australia to protect animals from the wildfires.

The fires have killed over a billion animals, a number which continues to grow as millions of acres of land burn.

The post said donation boxes at the zoo’s gift shop and Glacier Grille have been set up for anyone who would like to donate. Those interested can also donate online.