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Lincoln Park Zoo Selling Animal-Themed Artwork To Raise Money For Endangered Species

The custom zoo passes feature artwork of various endangered species and raise money for their conservation efforts.

African penguins at the Lincoln Park Zoo. This type of penguin is an endangered species native to South Africa.
odd Rosenberg/Lincoln Park Zoo
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LINCOLN PARK — The Lincoln Park Zoo is celebrating Earth Day by rolling out limited edition artwork that raises money to help endangered species.

The zoo, 2001 N. Clark St., is selling passes featuring artwork of endangered species housed at the facility. They include facts about the species and threats they face, as well as ways people can take action to save them.

The price of each card correlates to how endangered the featured species is, so the animals that need more resources to be saved will have more expensive passes, according to a zoo news release. Proceeds from their sales will toward the zoo’s conservation efforts.

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The Lincoln Park Zoo’s custom passes feature artwork of endangered species and raise money to conserve them.

The animals depicted on the zoo passes:

  • Polar bear for $9.50 (vulnerable).
  • African penguin for $15 (endangered).
  • Eastern black rhinoceros for $30 (critically endangered).
  • Western lowland gorilla for $33 (critically endangered).
  • Jamaican iguana for $42 (critically endangered).

That campaign, dubbed The Price of Extinction, was led by creative advertising agency Energy BBDO, who did the work pro bono to help the zoo raise awareness for its more than 30 endangered species.

Jake Wittich is a Report for America corps member covering Lakeview, Lincoln Park and LGBTQ communities across the city for Block Club Chicago.

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