Support wildlife research with Blijdorp lottery

Support wildlife research with Blijdorp lottery

ROTTERDAM, 27 November 2023 – Diergaarde Blijdorp (Rotterdam Zoo), a renowned name in wildlife conservation, has announced its winter lottery, an initiative dedicated to supporting crucial wildlife research.

Rotterdam Zoo's annual winter lottery

This winter, Diergaarde Blijdorp (Rotterdam Zoo) continues its tradition of hosting an online lottery, with proceeds directly aiding essential research projects. The zoo, a steadfast advocate for species conservation and habitat restoration, emphasizes the critical role of scientific research in these efforts. This year's lottery focuses on generating funds for important studies, including research on the DNA of the critically endangered Asian elephant.

Prizes to support conservation

The lottery not only serves a noble cause but also offers entrants the chance to win unique prizes. The grand prize – an overnight stay within the zoo premises – promises an unforgettable experience, complete with the sounds of nature. Additional prizes include a day with zookeepers and a surprise dinner overlooking the elephant enclosure.

Commitment to species preservation

Diergaarde Blijdorp's dedication to animal welfare extends beyond the lottery. The zoo has recently published a list of ten animal and plant species it aims to protect from extinction. Such conservation initiatives require significant funding, which the zoo hopes to gather through the lottery. Tickets, priced at €2.50, are available on the Diergaarde Blijdorp website, with the draw scheduled for 12 January 2024.

About Diergaarde Blijdorp

The Stichting Koninklijke Rotterdamse Diergaarde (Royal Rotterdam Zoo Foundation), popularly known as Diergaarde Blijdorp, stands as one of Europe's premier zoos. Celebrating 166 years of operation, it's not only the most visited zoo in the Netherlands but also a cherished destination offering close encounters with diverse wildlife. Diergaarde Blijdorp is easily accessible for visitors. Located in Rotterdam, the zoo is well-connected by public transport and offers ample parking for those travelling by car. 


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