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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Wild Stampede Run to Raise Money for Action for Cheetahs @ Hogle Zoo (SLC: Oct 2)

For more information contact:
Lindsey Sine
435-602-9702 lsine@hoglezoo.org

Wild Stampede Run for Cheetah Conservation

SALT LAKE CITY (Sept. 22) - Are you faster than a speeding cheetah? Probably not, but you can try as Utah's Hogle Zoo and the Utah Chapter of the Association of American Zoo Keepers host the Wild Stampede, a run and walk to raise money for Action for Cheetahs in Kenya (ACK) on Saturday, Oct. 2.

The 5K run and walk begin at 8 a.m. in the Zoo's Entry Plaza at 2600 Sunnyside Avenue, and winds above the Zoo through Michigan Avenue and Wasatch Drive, to 1300 South and returning to the Zoo.

All proceeds from the event will go to ACK, a non profit cheetah conservation project in Kenya. The ACK mission is to promote the conservation of cheetahs through research, awareness and community participation in Kenya. Working closely with local wildlife authorities and landholders, together they develop policies and programs that offer mutual support for both wildlife conservation and human livelihoods.

"The cheetah is one of the most endangered animals in the world. We have been a partner with ACK since it began in 2001 and we are excited to be able to host the Wild Stampede 5K to support cheetah conservation," Hogle Zoo animal care staff member Stephanie Jochum-Natt said.

Early registration for the race is $25. After Sept. 24, registration will be $30. Those who wish to participate in the race can register on Active.com or with the Hogle Zoo Guest Services office.

For more information on Action for Cheetahs, visit actionforcheetahs.com and for more information on the Wild Stampede visit hoglezoo.org
Utah's Hogle Zoo is one of only 223 accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA). Look for the AZA logo whenever you visit a zoo or aquarium as your assurance that you are supporting a facility dedicated to providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for you, and a better future for all living things. AZA is a leader in global wildlife conservation, and your link to helping animals in their native habitats. For more information visit www.aza.org.

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