BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) — There's a new local push to help with wildlife relief efforts, following those devastating bush fires in Australia.
The Aquarium of Niagara is teaming up with the Buffalo Zoo to help support the zoo's fundraising effort.
The Aquarium is reaching out to its network of members and supporters to encourage them to make donations.
Aquarium employees are also leading their own fundraising efforts.
"When wildlife and wild places are threatened, zoos and aquariums, as champions for wildlife, have a responsibility to act, said Gary Siddall, Executive Director of the Aquarium of Niagara.
"In the wake of these devastating wildfires, we've really seen the zoological community come together. As a small organization, the Aquarium of Niagara can make a big difference by playing a supportive role in the Zoo's already
impressive campaign effort."
On Thursday, February 23, the Aquarium will team up with Community Beer Works and the Pro Zoo Board of the Buffalo Zoo for a happy hour from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm at Community Beer works.
A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Buffalo Zoo's Australian Wildfire Relief Fund.
Tickets are $10.
The Buffalo Zoo announced on Wednesday that part of proceeds from gate admissions and parking fees would go the Australian Wildfire Relief Fund.