Invest in the Nest: Save Penguins from Extinction

A project in Silver Spring, MD by AZA

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Artificial nests for endangered African penguins that could help a species facing extinction.
Backers: 2207
Average Pledge Per Backer: $88

Funded: $193,561 of $150,000
Dates: May 17th -> Jun 16th (31 days)
Project By: AZA
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Latest News

15 hours to go: our Kickstarter’s final waddle

June 16th - via:
We’ve just about reached the end of our month-long waddle – and thanks to our incredible #InvestInTheNest backers we’ve reached our $25,000 stretch goal and will be able to provide 500 more artificial nests for penguins that need them! But we... (Read More)

Home tail-feather stretch!

June 12th - via:
On behalf of the African penguins, we want to thank all of our backers for helping us reach our $150,000 goal. What is even more exciting is we are about $6,500 away from our stretch goal of $25,000! With all new funds that we raise, we’ll be able... (Read More)

THANK YOU! Now time to stretch.

June 8th - via:
We KNEW Kickstarter was the place for the #InvestInTheNest campaign – this community is all about doing amazing, innovative things. And you did just that: we’ve reached our $150,000 goal to help save African penguins from extinction!   Thank you... (Read More)

New rewards, bundles and a video – oh my!

June 6th - via:
New Rewards   Recently, wildlife artist Tim Davison visited The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore and their Penguin Coast habitat. While there, he watched as one of the resident African penguins chased a bee! He was inspired to create a painting he titled... (Read More)

Association-Backed Kickstarter Campaign Looks to Save the Penguins

June 5th - via:
A Kickstarter campaign from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums will help grow the population of an endangered penguin species native to South Africa. (Read More)

El Paso Zoo Donates to Kickstarter Campaign to Save Penguins from Extinction

June 3rd - via:
The El Paso Zoo has donated $500 to the Kickstarter Campaign that helps save penguins from extinction. (Read More)

All hands (and flippers!) on deck

June 1st - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

A charming new reward

May 30th - via:
If you visited the Invest in the Nest page this weekend, you may have noticed a new reward available! Our friends at ALEX AND ANI have taken their beautiful penguin charm bangle off the shelves in stores, but you can still get yours by backing at the... (Read More)

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May 25th - via:
A New Reward from Jack Hanna! You may know him from his long-running TV show, Jack Hanna’s Animal Adventures, or his newer shows, Emmy award winning Into the Wild and Wild Countdown! Or maybe you recall his many appearances on Good Morning America... (Read More)

Hatching some new rewards

May 23rd - via:
Well, that didn’t take long. In just a few days, we completely sold out of several rewards, including some Penguin Playtime behind-the-scenes zoo and aquarium experiences AND our 5x7” Marine Masterpieces, painted by real penguins. If you missed... (Read More)

Coming to a screen near you…penguins!

May 19th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

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