Zoo Gift Shop Launches Eco-Friendly Push for the Holidays
November 12, 2013 - This holiday season sees a major uptick in the range of environmentally friendly products available to shoppers at the Sequoia Park Zoo’s gift shop. While the shop has always carried eco-friendly items, this year a greater emphasis is being placed on products that represent creative re-use, recycling, and respect for the planet, both overseas and here in Humboldt County.
Here are just a few of the international conservation items available this year:
- From Cambodia: Jewelry made from recycled brass shell casings
- From Africa: Magnets and wall art assembled from recycled metal cans and foam animal sculptures made from recycled flip-flops
- From India: Purses, messenger bags, and wallets made from recycled bicycle inner tubes
- From Sri Lanka: “Ellie Poo” paper products made from elephant dung
The Gift Shop also offers local, organic, palm oil-free sheep milk soaps custom-made for the Zoo, as well as a selection of Fire & Light glass accent pieces made from recycled local bottles.
Give the gift of the Zoo this year! Visit our online holiday gift guide to find unique gift ideas for your loved ones this holiday season!
A full range of Sequoia Park Zoo themed gifts will also be available:
- Gift Memberships are a great choice for families near and far. Benefits include free Zoo admission, regular newsletters, and discounts on purchases, classes, rentals, events, and admission to other zoos.
- Adopt-an-Animal for a loved one. Adopting an animal provides for habitat improvement and extra treats to enrich the lives of the White-handed gibbon, Chilean flamingo, Chacoan peccary, or Red panda.
- Red Panda Paintings are truly unique. Our pandas have learned to step through animal-safe paint and turn their perfect paw prints into animal masterpieces – and they just love doing it!
Proceeds from the Gift Shop support the zoo and conservation efforts worldwide. “As zoos around the country increase the emphasis placed on conservation, it only makes sense for our gift shop offerings to reflect this trend,” says Foundation President Chuck Dominick. “Zoo members receive a 10% discount on all purchases, and there’s no admission charge to visit the gift shop.”
And if you haven’t booked a venue for your holiday party yet, the Zoo is a great choice. Different packages are available to suit every budget. For more information on any holiday gift and party ideas, visit the Zoo’s website at www.sequoiaparkzoo.net, call 707-442-5649, or email ten.o1412932705ozkra1412932705paiou1412932705qes@o1412932705fni1412932705.
Sequoia Park Zoo inspires conservation of the natural world by instilling wonder, respect and passion for wildlife. Established in 1907, Sequoia Park Zoo is the oldest zoo in California and one of the smallest accredited zoos in the country. Sequoia Park Zoo is located at 3414 W St. in Eureka.
For more information, contact:
Contact: Hilary Lebow
Phone: (707) 442-5649