Monday, April 24, 2017

Can a Cow Save a Penguin?

Tomorrow, April 25, is National Penguin Day!

This year, we're partnering with Stonyfield Yogurt to share more about how a cow can save a penguin, and how you can help too.  Did you know that, the last 100 years, African penguin breeding pairs, which numbered almost one million at the beginning of the 20th century, have dropped to approximately 25,000?  Reasons for this decline include oil spills; a loss of nest burrow sites; and a reduction in prey due to commercial fishing.


Stonyfield has long been focused on conservation and sustainability. Each year they keep over 185,000 pounds of toxic pesticides out of the environment, helping to safeguard species and their eco-systems. That’s why Stonyfield YoKids is sponsoring the AZA SAFE program, and through their work together both organizations are on a mission to help save endangered species. In fact, as a proud sponsor of AZA SAFE, Stonyfield has committed funds that will be used to help reverse the decline of the African penguin specifically.


Look for the specially marked packages, including awesome animal prints on the cups!

In support of the AZA, Stonyfield Organic’s YoKids line will feature an on-pack offer to get families out to visit AZA member zoos and aquariums, which is critically important to inspiring a love of animals – and a commitment to saving them – at an early age. Now through the end of August, families who buy two YoKids yogurt packs will receive a free kid’s admission to their local AZA-accredited zoo or aquarium.


Tomorrow, tune into Stonyfield on Facebook for a firsthand look at these majestic seabirds, as well as the conservation work being done to save them, with a Facebook Live broadcast starting at 12:00PM EST direct from Mystic Aquarium's Penguin Encounter!

Disclosure: I partnered with Stonyfield to share the above information, including the Facebook Live.  All opinions are my own.
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