Zookeepers at the Memphis Zoo are organizing the first annual Conservation Amur Leopard Virtual Run!
The virtual 5k is simply a 5k done on your own time. Anyone in the world can participate. Participants can run any time between April 1st and April 25th and if local, can visit the zoo on April 25th to pick up their medal, tote, and visit the zoo’s Amur Leopard Day activities including a silent auction for an incredible gift basket. Check the Facebook event for more information https://www.facebook.com/events/669774640427795/
This virtual 5k will benefit the conservation of the critically endangered Amur leopards. There are ~100 individuals left in the wild making it one of the rarest big cats in the world. The Memphis Zoo holds an Amur leopard as part of the regional conservation breeding programme and its zookeepers are dedicated to the conservation of this important leopard subspecies.
Registration is now open! Participants can register for this virtual 5k at https://raceroster.com/events/2020/30509/amur-leopard-conservation-run
If you are running post you photos and use the hash tag #runfortheroar.