News 2 and the Nashville Zoo have teamed up for a very special fundraising effort.
The Nashville Zoo is still recovering from last year’s closure due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Attendance is down 24% since pre-COVID times.
The pandemic has also impacted the supply chain for the zoo’s Chinese Lanterns Festival – Zoolumination event they hoped to bring back in November and December. Unfortunately, the event has been canceled. Zoo officials tell us the funds they would have received from the event would carry them through the winter and into spring.
But with your help, the Nashville Zoo will not only survive but thrive!
The zoo launched an online auction last week that runs through August 5.
You can bid now on some amazing auction items like a signed Predators jersey, exclusive zoo yoga session, Kangaroo art session, and more. Click here.
How to donate
You can also donate directly to the zoo.
Text nashzoo to 76278 or click here to donate.
You can also mail donations to the Nashville Zoo with the memo “Zoo Fundraiser” to 3777 Nolensville Pike, Nashville, TN 37211.
Your efforts can help the zoo grow to improve visitor’s experience and to help conservation efforts for thousands of animals in the wild.