(WASHINGTON) May 22, 2008 – For fathers who are as “wise as an owl,” as “strong as a lion,” or as “lovable as a grizzly bear,” World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is making it easy for people to salute and celebrate the special men in their lives for Father’s Day. Symbolic animal adoptions in support of a worthy cause are a great way to honor a great father while protecting the environment.
For donors who make a symbolic animal adoption of $50 or $100, fathers will receive a soft plush version of an adopted species in a WWF-exclusive “Happy Father’s Day” bag. Donors will also receive an adoption certificate, color photo, and species fact sheet—all shipped free via priority mail.
The donation supports WWF’s many worldwide conservation efforts, such as fighting habitat loss and poaching threats faced by the adopted animal and other critically endangered species.
Possible gift suggestions include:
- For fathers with a deep sense of patriotism, the American Bald Eagle would be the perfect present
- For fathers with a great sense of humor, a clown fish is the ideal gift to tickle their funny bone
- For fathers who are “king of the jungle,” a lion plush makes for a regal present
“Supporting critical conservation projects through WWF’s gift program is an opportunity to give the fathers in our lives a gift that has a lasting impact,” says Terry Macko, vice president, WWF. “These unique gift choices give caring individuals a memorable way to recognize loved ones while protecting the environment and the world’s most threatened and endangered animals.”
The Father’s Day offer will be featured on WWF’s Online Gift Center May 14 – June 15 (Father’s Day). The order deadline is 11:59 pm ET on June 5 in order to receive by Father’s Day. Online adoptions can be made at www.worldwildlife.org/gifts.
For more information, or to place orders by phone call 1-800-CALL-WWF (1-800-225-5993) Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET, Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. ET, or Sunday 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. ET. The gift is tax deductible to the extent of the law.
High-resolution images of the plush animal gifts and WWF global conservation efforts are available for members of the media.