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Zoo New England's AAZK Group

Bowling for Rhinos Fundraiser

Franklin Park Zoo

June 12, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Help us strike out rhino extinction!

Join us in raising money to help prevent the extinction of the world's five remaining species of rhinos. Roll on over to the Bird's World building for some fun that's right up your alley! Enter to win some cool prizes and purchase merchandise, like a Bowling for Rhinos t-shirt, to support rhino conservation and the Zoo New England's American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK).

Event included with your general admission ticket. 

Purchase Tickets


Silent Auction

Purchase a one-of-a-kind bowling pin (pictured here) designed by our talented artists in residence, including baby pygmy hippo, Ptolemy; tapir tot, Millie; western lowland gorilla, Little Joe; red panda, Nisha; giraffe, Chad; and more! Auction proceeds support rhino conservation.

Place your bid!


Poaching for horns is killing rhinos at an alarming rate, and this is your chance to show your support for this amazing species. Bowling for Rhinos is a national event supporting the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, the International Rhino Foundation, Action for Cheetahs in Kenya, and the AAZK Bowling for Rhinos Conservation Resource Grant.

Zookeepers from AAZK chapters around the country have volunteered their time to organize events every year since 1990. Together, we have successfully raised nearly 8.5 million dollars for this cause.