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Audubon Nature Institute Supporting Houston-Area Zoos and Aquariums

Audubon will donate $5 from every general admission ticket sold at its properties this weekend to the AZA Harvey Relief Fund

To provide aid to fellow Houston-area Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) facilities impacted by Hurricane Harvey flooding, Audubon Nature Institute will donate $5 from every general admission ticket sold at its properties from Thursday, August 31, through Labor Day, September 4 to the AZA Harvey Relief Fund.

The share of ticket sales at Audubon Zoo, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas and Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium is part of a broad relief initiative established by the AZA to provide support for industry colleagues and the animals in their care.

As we mark the 12th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans has a special appreciation for the challenges facing the flood-ravaged communities across Texas,’’ said Audubon Nature Institute President and CEO Ron Forman. 

Ron Forman, Audubon Nature Institute President and CEO
We know all too well how the helping hand of others can make a difference when faced with a daunting recovery. Texas showed New Orleans incredible generosity during our days after Katrina. Now, we have a chance to return the favor.
Ron Forman, Audubon Nature Institute President and CEO

Audubon guests will be informed that their ticket purchase is helping employees, their families and animals at AZA attractions and facilities in Texas.

The donation will benefit Landry’s Houston Aquarium, the International Crane Foundation’s whooping crane office, Houston Zoo, Moody Gardens Rainforest and Aquarium and Texas State Aquarium.

Audubon Nature Institute

Audubon Nature Institute operates a family of museums, parks and research facilities dedicated to celebrating the wonders of nature. Through innovative live animal exhibits, education programs, and scientific discovery, Audubon makes a meaningful contribution to preserving wildlife for the future. Audubon Nature Institute flagships include Audubon Park, Audubon Zoo, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, Entergy Giant Screen Theater, Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, Audubon Louisiana Nature Center, Freeport-McMoRan Audubon Special Survival Center, Woldenberg Riverfront Park and Audubon Wilderness Park. Ron Forman is President and CEO of Audubon Nature Institute.

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Katie Smith
Senior Director of Public Relations and Social Media
Office: (504) 378-2693
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Frank Donze
Communications Specialist
Office: (504) 212-5335
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