Old Update Jan 2011
Kori Bustard January 2011.
Also see Current Update March 2011
Our new club, Friends of the Kori SSP, is a rousing success; in that we raised and contributed as of yesterday, well over $3,000 and close to another $500 came in today, also to be forwarded to the Kori SSP. We do have a NEW ZOO, the Atlanta Zoo in that any new donations need to be made payable to Zoo Atlanta with Kori bustard # 0574 in the memo section. It is the same folks with the same program it is just easier for them to retain control over the money for their purposes in the studies and projects that are planned. Any donations are still tax deductible as the Atlanta Zoo is a qualified donation recipient. You still need to send the checks or donations to me and I will forward them to the correct person in Atlanta.
I’ll have more on the new Kori programs and projects in a later update.
I really want to thank everyone that has joined the club and all will receive a direct thank you from FONZ as well as feathers if you also included a $7 check for postage or requested some feathers, please be patient, I have sent out a great deal already, I still have more to sort through for useable winging feathers, and some could arrive any day. My wife, Linneya, is handling the club paper work and keeping the members list current on who needs and who has received feathers. Many recent recipients were given some additional information about the bird their feathers came from. Dafino, was a mature male Kori Bustard at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, that passed away of natural causes. He was an old friend to the folks at the zoo but in spite of that he was plucked of all his useable feathers so that he could “live on in the fly tiers and help his species”. I copied the letter that was sent along with the feathers as well as the picture of Dafino in his better day and the color footprint taken by them that was also included, and sent them along with his feathers I sent out.
Many good things seem to be happening and I will try and keep you posted as things develop.