LETTER OF APPRECIATION 8-2014

From: Sabrina Uribe Ruggiero <uribe_s@msn.com> Subject: Letter Of Appreciation

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Zoological Wildlife Society 16225 SW172 Avenue Miami, FL 33187

Sabrina & Peter Ruggiero 6490 SW 82nd Street Miami, FL 33143 uribe_s@msn.com

August 24, 2014 Greetings!

We would like to give thanks and recognition to a few amazing people inside your organization: Melanie Figueroa and Andrea Ramirez. Our son, Noah Ruggiero (five years-old), was diagnosed with Leukemia a year ago. He is an inspiration to our family and is responding to treatment amazingly well. His one passion in life, well, in addition to making people smile and laugh, is animals. He doesn1t just like tigers and eagles. That would be too easy. Ask him his favorites and he will tell you they are the Red-Tailed Hawk, a Peregrine Falcon, the Cotton-Top Monkey, a Servilewe could go on, but we think you get the picture.

Recently, we were invited to visit your zoo, free of charge, thanks to Melanie, one of your volunteers. Andrea and Melanie gave us the tour, and we couldn1t have been happier. Due to our financial situation since Noah1s diagnosis, this trip would never have been possible without Melanie1s help, and your organizations commitment to spreading happiness and knowledge. Noah1s Make-A-Wish is to meet the Wild Kratts (A PBS animal show) and have one-on-one time with his favorite animals. He and his sister, Alessandra have been patiently waiting for nearly 8-months, and this was a welcome diversion and prep to meet the Kratt brothers.

You are all amazing, and we would like to extend our heartfelt thanks and express our gratitude. Please keep doing what you are doing, and one day, Noah might just be working with you!

With sincere appreciation,
Sabrina, Peter, Alessandra and Noah Ruggiero


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CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE 2014

The accolades, which honor hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide.  Establishments awarded the Certificate of Excellence are located all over the world and represent the upper echelon of businesses listed on the website.

When selecting winners, TripAdvisor uses a proprietary algorithm to determine the honorees that takes into account reviews ratings.  Businesses must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, volume and number of reviews. Additional criteria include a business’tenure and popularity ranking on the site.

Recently the Zoological Wildlife Foundation also won certificate of Excellence as well by Tripadvisor  “Winning the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence is a true source of pride for the entire team at Zoological Wildlife Foundation and we’d like to thank all of our past guests who took the time to complete a review on TripAdvisor,”said Mario and Maria Tabraue, Owners of Zoological Wildlife Foundation. “There is no greater seal of approval than being recognized by one’s customers. With the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence based on customer reviews, the accolade is a remarkable vote of confidence to our business and our continued commitment to excellence.”

“TripAdvisor is pleased to honor exceptional hospitality businesses for consistent excellence,” said Marc Charron, President of TripAdvisor for Business. “The Certificate of Excellence award gives top performing establishments around the world the recognition they deserve, based on feedback from those who matter most –their customers. From Australia to Zimbabwe, we want to applaud exceptional hospitality businesses for offering TripAdvisor travelers a great customer experience.”

Mario and Maria Tabraue, Owners of Zoological Wildlife Foundation

ENDANGERED SPECIES DAY

ENDANGERED SPECIES DAY

Friday May 16th, 2014

Held the 3rd Friday of May every year, Endangered Species Day recognizes and encourages national conservation efforts to save our endangered species and their habitats.

At ZWF we strive to aid in all areas of conservation and in efforts to raise

Held the 3rd Friday of May every year, Endangered Species Day recognizes and encourages national conservation efforts to save our endangered species and their habitats.

At ZWF we strive to aid in all areas of conservation and in efforts to raise

HELP US RAISE AWARENESS ABOUT ENDANGERED & THREATENED SPECIES!

Download any of these images of endangered animals and post them on your social media accounts timeline!

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COME CELEBRATE WITH US REASONS TO HOPE! *

* Booking for “Endangered Species Day” can only be made by phone. Reservvations Required. Limited to the first 80 persons. Thank you.

INTERNATIONAL TIGER DAY

Thank You!

For Making International Tiger Day A Great Success:

20% of all proceeds were donated to conservation programs that ZWF has identified as making a real difference in species survival.

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Time is short. Right now, the number of wild tiger is at its lowest ever!

How did this happen?

Habitat loss:
Tigers lost 93% of their natural habitat due to the expansion of cities and agriculture by humans.
Fewer tigers can survive in small, scattered islands of habitat, which lead to a higher risk of inbreeding. These small islands of habitat also make tigers more vulnerable to poaching

Human wildlife conflict:
People and tigers are competing for space. The conflict threatens the world’s remaining wild tigers and poses a major problem for communities living in or near tiger forests.

Climate change:
One of the world’s largest tiger populations is found in the Sundarbans—a large mangrove forest area shared by India and Bangladesh on the northern coast of the Indian Ocean. This area harbors Bengal tigers and protects coastal regions from storm surges and wind damage. However, rising sea levels that were caused by climate change threaten to wipe out these forests and the last remaining habitat of this tiger population. According to a WWF study, without mitigation efforts, projected sea level rise—nearly a foot by 2070—could destroy nearly the entire Sundarbans tiger habitat.

How can I help?

If you don’t have money to donate, donate your awareness by sharing your love for these creatures on these platform on our Facebook page or here

What is International Tiger Day?

International Tiger Day is held annualy on July 29 to give worldwide attention to the reservation of tigers. It is both an awareness day as a celebration. It was founded at the Saint Petersburg Tiger Summit in 2010. This was done because at that moment wild tigers were too close to extinction. Many animal welfare organisations pledged to help these wonderful creatures and are still helping to raise funds to reach this goal. The goal of Tiger Day is to promote the protection and expansion of the wilde tigers habitats and to gain support through awareness for tiger conservation

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TOP 25 ZOOS – UNITED STATES

Trip advisor has ranked Zoological Wildlife Foundation in the TOP 25 ZOOs in the United States.

“Being ranked in the top 25 Zoos in the United States is a true source of pride for the entire team at Zoological Wildlife Foundation and we’d like to thank all of our past guests who took the time to complete a review on TripAdvisor.  There is no greater seal of approval than being recognized by one’s customers!”

Mario and Maria Tabraue, Owners of Zoological Wildlife Foundation

Special Recognition – Jose!

SPECIAL RECOGNITION – JOSE – 8/2014

ZWF Miami is pleased to honor Jose Salas for his outstanding work and dedication to ZWF Miami.

As a Senior Domain Curator, Jose is in charge of all the animal friends on premises.

This Special Recognition is our way to say thank you for all the hard work and love Jose has given to ZWF Miami for over a decade!

International Tiger Day

 

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Thank you for helping us raise awareness.

International tiger Day at ZWF Miami was a great success:

20% of all proceeds were donated to conservation programs that ZWF has identified as making a real difference in species survival.

 

What is International Tiger Day?

International Tiger Day is held annually on July 29 to give worldwide attention to the reservation of tigers. It is both an awareness day as a celebration. It was founded at the Saint Petersburg Tiger Summit in 2010.

This was done because at that moment wild tigers were too close to extinction.

Many animal welfare organizations pledged to help these wonderful creatures and are still helping to raise funds to reach this goal.

The goal of Tiger Day is to promote the protection and expansion of the wild tigers habitats and to gain support through awareness for tiger conservation.

 

Baby Loggerhead Sea Turtles Hatching

Watch Baby Loggerhead Sea Turtles Hatch On Florida Keys Webcam!

This week, about 100, 3-inch-long loggerhead sea turtle hatchlings made their way from the nest to the ocean’s edge just before 9 p.m. (ET) The webcam is part of ongoing efforts in the Florida Keys to raise awareness of sea turtles and the need to protect them.

Learn about Loggerhead Sea Turtles on our Conservation site:
http://zoologicalwildlifefoundation.com/wildlife-conservation/loggerhead-sea-turtle/

 

ZWF Miami Proud Member fo ZAA

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ZWF Miami is a proud member of the Zoological Association of America.

ZAA promotes responsible ownership, management, conservation, and propagation of animals in both privately funded and publicly funded facilities through professional standards in husbandry, animal care, safety and ethics.

Join us to make our world a better place for all our animal friends.

Call us to find how you can help: 305 969 3696

Through ZAA, the Zoological Wildlife Foundation has funded numerous projects to save endangered species:

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