Gorilla Smart Donation

Please Answer This Call

We are calling on you to help the North Carolina Zoo and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) continue to work in the field to protect wild gorillas from extinction.

Follow this link to contribute $5 to gorilla conservation and to learn how recycling an old phone or tablet can provide equipment, training, and other resources to rangers and researchers as they work side by side to disarm poachers and protect gorillas.

Magnify your gift by bringing no longer-needed small electronic devices (no laptops, please) to the North Carolina Zoo to donate to GORILLAS ON THE LINE, an annual electronics recycling campaign sponsored by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) Gorilla SAFE* program. Throughout the year, the North Carolina Zoo will collect your items to recycle through our campaign partner, ECO-CEL.

During the first four years of this program, AZA facilities have collected more than 40,000 small electronic devices and recycled them with ECO-Cell to raise $20,000 toward wild gorilla conservation!


*SAFE = Saving Animals From Extinction