HELP Save GLTs with your bids on fabulous items in the ZooFari 2015 Online Auction!
From Monday, May 4 through Sunday, May 17, Friends of the National Zoo (FONZ) will host the ZooFari 2015 online auction! This is your opportunity to bid on incredible, one-of-a-kind items to raise money for many of the Smithsonian's National Zoo's programs – one of which is the conservation of Golden Lion Tamarins in Brazil! Last year’s auction raised more than US$8,000 that goes to AMLD, our partner in Brazil for their work to save GLTs. With your help we can top that this year.
Check out the auction at: www.biddingforgood.com/fonz and please share with your friends.
The auction items that benefit GLTs are not specifically identified on the auction website; so use this list to find them! Please share the link and list with all your friends. Many thanks to all the donors for these special items:
- "Kjla" seal from the National Zoo Painting!
- A Prevost's Squirrel Painting
- Animal art by the National Zoo's Meerkats!
- Animal Artwork by a Naked Mole Rat
- Armadillo Art by the National Zoo's Three Banded Armadillo
- Animal Artwork by Gorillas Mandara and Daughter Kabibi
- Animal Artwork by Kojo the Gorilla
- Orangutan Iris Painting
- Seal Painting by American Trail residents Kjya, Luke, Selkie, and Squeegee!
Art and Home Decor
- "Petiço" - painting by Brazilian artist Patricia Secco
- Golden Lion Tamarins on a Platter
- The IUCN Red List: 50 Years of Conservation
- Unlikely Heroes signed by author Jennifer Holland
- Handbook of the Mammals of the World – Vol. 3: Primates
- Handbook of the Mammals of the World - Vol. 4: Sea Mammals
- Signed copy of Dr. Jane Goodall's Book Hope for Animals and their World
Kids, Families, and Pets
- $150 Gift Certificate to DC-area pet store WylieWagg and Three 1-hour Personalized Sessions of Pet Training
- Exclusive Golden Lion Tamarin Association Soccer Ball
Tours - National Zoo
- Animal Painting Experience with an Armadillo!
- Golden Lion Tamarin Enrichment Experience
- Incredibly Rare Treat – Paint with the Great Apes at the National Zoo!
- Join an Animal Painting Experience with a Naked Mole Rat!
- Learn how to take amazing shots with this PHOTO SAFARI at the National Zoo!
- Shadow a Smithsonian Veterinarian at the National Zoo
- Sloth Experience! Get up close and personal with a two-toed sloth at the National Zoo!
- Meet NZP’s Gorillas and Orangs behind-the-scenes at the Great Ape House!
Tours – Zoos and More
- Animal Encounters at Audubon Zoo in New Orleans
- Behind-the-Scene Rainforest Adventure at Monkey Jungle in Miami
- Behind-the-Scenes Tour of the World Renowned National Aquarium in Baltimore
- Behind-the-Scenes Tour of Zoo Miami
- Behind-the-scenes tour of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History's Mammal Collection
- Capybara Experience at the Palm Beach Zoo and Conservation Society
- Cheetah Encounter at Wellington Zoo in New Zealand
- Guided Tour of the Bronx Zoo’s Congo Exhibit
- Hidden Harpers Ferry Guided Walk and Two Passes to Aerial Adventure Park
- Panda Tour at Atlanta Zoo
- Panda Tour at San Diego Zoo
- Primate Power – Tour of Philadelphia Zoo’s Rare Animal Conservation Center and Peco Primate Reserve
- Tour of Sant Ocean Hall at the National Museum of Natural History
- VIP Behind-the-Scenes Experience with the Chimpanzees at Taronga Zoo, Sydney, Australia
- Zoo Atlanta – VIP Tour of State-of-the-Art Primate Facilities
Travel & Staycations
- Four Night Stay at Sea Colony, Bethany Beach, Delaware
Zoos - Unique Items
- Adopt a Golden Lion Tamarin in Brazil
- Brazilian Tamarin First-Day-Issue Postage Stamps
- Live Video Conference with the GLT Conservation Team in Brazil
- Meet the couple who taught zoo-born Golden Lion Tamarins to return to the wild!
- Name a Golden Lion Tamarin Baby Born in the Wild
- Restore 1 acre of forest for Golden Lion Tamarins in Brazil