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Bingo for Rhinos 2022


October 7, 2022  6-9pm

Saint Louis Zoo 

One Government Drive

St Louis, MO 63110 

Event Sponsors can donate here:

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In 2021 we made $9818.81! Thanks for supporting rhinos conservation!
We're ready to do it again.

Total earnings Since 2003: $146,000+


Event Info


Cost: $35 per person. Register online;​                 
Each ticket includes:
  Booklet of Bingo cards
     (10 rounds, 6 cards per round)
  Bingo Dauber

  Voucher for a 8'' pizza from Blues Fired Pizza!

​In order to maintain a safe event, attendance will be limited, so we highly encourage everyone to register early.
Each participant will check in at the event and given their Bingo supplies and food voucher!

Food and Drink
Beer, wine, and soda will be available for purchase at the event.  Beer donated by Heavy Riff Brewing and soda donated by Syberg's Restaurants!!!

We are happy to announce that the Blues Fired Pizza food truck will be on location! Each ticket will get you 1 free 8'' pizza. You can find their website and menu HERE.

We will have brownies for sale, donated by Darlene Scaggs, as well as free popcorn on the tables, donated by the Saint Louis Zoo Food Service Department. You may bring your own table snacks.

For food and drink purchases we will be accepting card and cash.
Day of the Event
We are asking everyone to park in the North parking lot.  The event will take place in the Living World.
Seating will be first come first serve. There will be no assigned tables.

The Games
We will be playing a total of 10 rounds of BINGO. Prizes will be given at the end of each round. 

There will also be extra games and cards available for purchase throughout the night.  More to come!

Silent auction
Along with bingo, we are hosting an online auction HERE(Site under construction until 10/1). The items will be at the event to give to auction winners but if you are unable to attend the event we can hold the items at the Zoo for a week until you can come by for pickup. No shipping.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact:
Nate Aalund: or Cassie Gruhala:

More Ways to Participate

Purchase a BFR 2022 Tshirt here


  Tshirt sales launch 9/1

  Choose your color! Ships to you!

  Will not be available at the event

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Participate in our online auction here


 Under construction. Launches in early Oct

 No shipping of items

 Must pickup within a week at the Zoo

Image by Samantha Borges

Major Donors and Sponsors

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For 19 years the Saint Louis AAZK chapter has participated in the Bowling for Rhinos campaign. In 2021 we tried out bingo instead of bowling and are continuing that again this year. Over the course of nineteen years we have raised a whopping $146,000; all of which is sent directly to conservation organizations in need.


Each year the American Association of Zoo keepers (AAZK) sponsors a fund raising bowl-a-thon called “Bowling For Rhinos” (BFR). Over 80 AAZK chapters participate throughout the US and Canada raising over $500,000 annually. BFR funds support LWC- Lewa Wildlife Conservancy (formerly called Ngare Sergoi rhino sanctuary) in Kenya, Ujung Kulon National Park in Java, Indonesia and Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park (BBSNP) and Way Kambas in Sumatra, as wells as Action for Cheetahs in Kenya, which shares a portion of the land mass with LWC. These sanctuaries not only save rhinos (and cheetahs) but also entire ecosystems – orchids to elephants!  


Bowling for Rhinos events will typically include 2-3 games of bowling, door prizes, give-aways, raffles, and more. Also at the event, you will be able to take part in our large and unique silent auction.


For more information about Bowling for Rhinos visit National AAZK's page at



What is Bowling for Rhinos?

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