It's also a chance, Durler said, to get influential people from outside San Diego County to serve.The society's board, which meets monthly, consists of local citizens.
Vikram Chari, 40, a business owner from San Francisco, told the San Francisco Chronicle he and his 6-year-old son witnessed the Dec. Three men tried to yank the keeper from the 3-year-old female Siberian tiger's grip, but the tiger did not let go until a zoo employee jabbed her in the head with a long pole, he said.
If you wish to contribute to a fund for the San Francisco Zoo animal keeper injured in the tiger attack, you can visit this Web site: San Diego Zoo Announces New Foundation January 2, 2007 Jeanette Steele The San Diego Zoo has formed a new nonprofit foundation to help with fund raising.
The nonprofit society that runs the zoo and the Wild Animal Park has an endowment of less than $40 million, said Mark Stuart, the society's chief development officer.
Meanwhile, the Bronx Zoo's reserves are at $350 million, and Virginia's Colonial Williamsburg, more than $700 million.
“We're low in comparison to our peer institutions,” said Stuart, who will also lead the foundation.
“We need to see the endowment get to 0 million or 0 million.” The new charitable body allows the zoological society to establish a second board of directors to help it reach out to big donors.“They will provide another avenue for us to get the word out about what the society is striving to achieve,” said Berit Durler, incoming president of the society's longtime board of trustees.The society is also taking a new step in requiring board members of the new foundation to contribute financially.New Zealand’s Save Our Species Campaign (SOS) January 1, 2007 deal between the New Zealand National Parks and Conservation Foundation, Air New Zealand and Foodstuffs South Island, will result in a Save Our Species (SOS) campaign to save 6 endangered native South Island bird species.Cards featuring critically endangered birds will be sold for in New World South Island supermarkets.The will be donated to bird conservation and breeding programs.