Bingo for Rhinos 2021


October 1st, 2021  6-9pm

Saint Louis Zoo 

One Government Drive

St Louis, MO 63110 

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We made $9818.81! Thanks for supporting rhinos conservation!

Total earnings Since 2003: $146,000+


Event Info

Cost: $30 per person if registered online;​                 
$35 per person if registering at the event

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 and pay online.    

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.  Our beer is being provided by Heavy Riff Brewing Company!!!

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. Other food options will be available for purchase.  You can find their website and menu HERE.

For food and drink purchases we will be accepting card and cash.
Day of the Event
We are asking everyone to park in the South Lot parking lot.  The actual event will take place at the event tent outside of the primate house.  We will have AAZK members posted along the way to help guide everyone to the event.
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 

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

Changing it up...

Like most organizations in 2020, we experienced difficulty in running our operations in normal capacities.  Much to our sadness we had to cancel our annual Bowling for Rhinos event, which we had been running for 17 years straight.  

Flash forward 1 year and we are more motivated now to get to work than we have been in a while!  Rhinos are still in dire need of our help and protection and we can make an impactful difference through fundraising opportunities like this.  This year we decided to make the event a little more simple and straight forward with the goal of still maintaining a safe and fun atmosphere.  BFR 2021 has temporarily morphed into BINGO for Rhinos!! 

The event will be held at the event tent inside of the Saint Louis Zoo.  This is located right outside of the Primate House.  AAZk volunteers will be directing participants from the zoo entrance.

For 17 years the Saint Louis AAZK chapter has participated in our annual bowling event.  Over the course of that span we have raised a whopping $137,000; 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?