African Safari Wildlife Park in Port Clinton has contributed $10,000 to the Giraffe Conservation Foundation in memory of the 10 animals, including three giraffe, that perished in a tragic barn fire last Thanksgiving.
Supporting field research and conservation programs throughout Africa, Giraffe Conservation Foundation (GCF) is a family of organizations consisting of three International Trusts and one United States Trust located in Cleveland, Ohio. The organizations work together and are committed to creating a sustainable future for all giraffe populations in the wild.
“We are so appreciative and incredibly touched by the support African Safari Wildlife Park received from our community and from friends around the world after the fire,” said African Safari President Holly Hunt. “We started receiving donations from people the day after the fire, and we knew we wanted to turn this tragedy into something good to help for wildlife, particularly giraffe.”
African Safari Wildlife Park created a fund called “Guardian of Wildlife” in the 1980s to promote wildlife conservation efforts.