New Sibling Bengal Tiger Cubs at ZWF

(Harvey & Hailey)

By Maria & Mario Tabraue, Founders of ZWF Miami

Born earlier this fall, Harvey and Hailey are two Bengal tiger cubs that are almost two months old. Even though they’re young, they are already full of energy! A typical day for these two consists of playing tag with each other and until they tire out and then taking a long catnap.

These cubs are the offspring of Metridies, one of our most beautiful big cats. Their diet consists of mainly bottle-fed milk, but they will slowly be introduced to meat in the weeks to come.

There are only about 3,500 Bengal tigers left in the wild, so they are considered an endangered species. At ZWF, the health and care of our animals is our main concern. We are happy to provide Harvey and Hailey a sanctuary where they can grow and thrive.

Mario and Maria Tabraue, Founders of ZWF Miami

Throughout the hospital, colorful murals and artwork made by the children treated adorn the halls. The spirit of the children lives through each corner of the facility in which doctors, nurses, caretakers, families and visitors walk through each day. To brighten the day of the children receiving treatment, we donated over 200 ZWF-themed coloring books and crayons featuring some of the animals found at our property. 

Zoological Wildlife Foundation Visits St. Jude Research Hospital

(Maria Tabraue Zoological Wildlife Co-President and Director with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital staff)

By Maria Tabraue, ZWF Miami Co-President & Director

On August 5th, I had the opportunity to embark on a very special trip to Memphis, TN. to visit an organization near and dear to my heart –The St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. I’ve been a longtime donor and patron of St. Jude, because of everything that they stand for and all that they do for the children and families that receive treatment there free of charge. It has always been my passion to become more involved with the St. Jude organization and this was my opportunity to experience a great cause first-hand.

Upon arrival, I was welcomed by Chad Buschell, Regional Director and Barbara Mari, Regional Bilingual Event Specialist at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. I began my tour by learning how Danny Thomas vowed to honor St. Jude Thaddeus, the patron saint of hopeless causes, as he and his family struggled. “Show me my way in life,” he vowed to the saint one night in a Detroit church, “and I will build you a shrine.” From this prayer, Danny fulfilled his vow to St. Jude Thaddeus and built the hospital that would change the lives of thousands of children and families.

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Throughout the hospital, colorful murals and artwork made by the children treated adorn the halls. The spirit of the children lives through each corner of the facility in which doctors, nurses, caretakers, families and visitors walk through each day. To brighten the day of the children receiving treatment, we donated over 200 ZWF-themed coloring books and crayons featuring some of the animals found at our property. 

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Seeing the brave children and families that have roamed through the halls of St. Jude, not only gives me hope, but it instilled in me a sense of compassion and perseverance, unlike anything I’ve experienced before. Visiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital was a one-of-a-kind experience and one that I will never forget.

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In maintaining the vision that Danny Thomas began, it is important that we continue to contribute and donate to this amazing cause benefiting the children and families of St. Jude, so that they may continue to receive the state-of-the art treatment that the hospital provides, at no cost. For this reason, the Zoological Wildlife Foundation will be honoring Childhood Cancer Awareness Month by donating a portion of the proceeds to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital from every General Wildlife Encounter we sell.

NIASSA CARNIVORE PROJECT

NIASSA CARNIVORE PROJECT

Promoting coexistence with lions.


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  • MONITORING LIONS

  • HELPING FARMING

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  • WARTHOG – ONE OF THEIR 6 FAVORITE FOOD!


Through The Hall family ZAA Wildlife Conservation Fund, ZWF Supports the Niassa Carnivore Project.


The mission of the Niassa Carnivore Project is to conserve lions, African wild dogs and other large carnivores in the vast Niassa National Reserve (NNR) in Mozambique.

Niassa works in close collaboration with the Mozambican government, the Reserve Management Authority and local communities. Niassa is known for it’s wildlife conservation efforts with lions and African wild dogs. Lions are in crisis throughout Africa. There are approximately 35,000 wild lions left in the world today; approximately 1200 in the NNR. The Reserve is also home to more than 350 African wild dogs, which combined with the Selous Game Reserve population connected by the Selous-Niassa Wildlife Corridor is the second largest wild dog population remaining in the world today.

There are only an estimated 8000 African wild dogs remaining in Africa today.


It is critically important to protect these populations!


The biggest threat to these magnificent carnivores is human-wildlife conflict. When lion or dogs prey on livestock it invites retaliation from farmers in local communities. In the spirit of using these natural conflicts as an opportunity for education and change to protect these threatened species, Niassa’s focus is on “conflict transformation.” They incrementally transform the perception of local communities by providing advanced schooling, mentoring and scholarships to train young Mozambicans to become Conservation Biologists.

ZWF believes that creating educational and economic incentives to overcome human-carnivore conflict in local communities is the only way to instill the kind of value necessary to encourage conservation. Your donations will enable you to join the ZWF Conservation Team in Protecting Lions, Wild Dogs and other carnivores in Mozambique.



Thank you for your support!


ENDANGERED SPECIES DAY

Thank You!

For Making Endangered Species 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.

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

 

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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.