Luxetips Automobiles! Ford Celebrates 30 Years With Zoo Atlanta
Ford Motor Company has a long standing tradition of giving back to the community and supporting various causes such as protecting our environment and endangered species.
For the past 30 years, Ford Motor Company and Zoo Atlanta have had a partnership that has helped more than 17 million visitors learn about the value of wildlife and their natural habitats, all while aiding conservation and research efforts that have contributed to the Zoo’s reputation as an international leader in the care and study of great apes.
This past Saturday, Ford Motor Company and Zoo Atlanta celebrated their partnership with the Beastly Feast. This event brought out all the movers and shakers in Atlanta.
Here are some cool tidbits about Ford’s 30 year partnership with Zoo Atlanta!
- Ford Motor Company and the Ford Motor Company Fund have contributed $12 million to Zoo Atlanta during the past 30 years, which has been a catalyst for the Zoo’s transformation into an Atlanta treasure and leader in the zoological community.
- Ford Motor Company and the Ford Motor Company Fund’s contributions led to the opening of The Ford African Rain Forest, which houses the largest collection of gorillas in North America. Twenty-one gorillas have been born in The Ford African Rain Forest, including a rare set of twins in 2005.
- Additionally, the company’s contribution of $3 million in 2001 opened The Living Treehouse, an expansion of The Ford African Rain Forest and home to an aviary of African birds, as well as lemurs and a variety of monkey species.
- Ford Motor Company’s long-term philanthropy is further evidenced throughout the Zoo in such areas as the Ford Conference Room, the Ford Pavilion and the ZooMobile, a community outreach program bringing education animal ambassadors to school children within a 65-mile radius of the Zoo using Ford vehicles. The Fund has also supported the sponsored admissions program that allows underserved children complimentary admission to the Zoo.
Clearly this partnership has greatly benefited the Atlanta community. Awesome!
To learn more about Ford’s partnership with Zoo Atlanta be sure to follow the hashtag #GoFurtherATL on all social media channels.