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Nominate a Zoo Hero!

Zootopia ShermanDo you know an outstanding youth who is an advocate for wildlife and conservation? Nominate him or her for the Zoo Hero Youth Award.

As part of the celebration of Zootopia, Zoo New England’s annual fundraising gala, the Zoo staff is excited to announce the Fourth Annual Zoo Hero Youth Award. The nominated youth should be between the ages of eight and 18, have demonstrated a positive commitment to conservation, and have engaged in some outstanding action to support this. The award, which includes a $1,000 scholarship, will be presented at Zootopia on May 7, 2016 to further the recipient's project, conservation work and education. The winner and two adults will receive complimentary tickets to Zootopia to participate in the awards ceremony.

“We are always incredibly moved when we hear stories about how the Zoo and the animals inspire and empower people, particularly kids, to make a difference in their community,” said John Linehan, President and CEO of Zoo New England. “Our past award winners have been truly exceptional young people with a passion for wildlife and conservation. We are looking forward to once again presenting the Zoo Hero Youth Award in recognition of an outstanding youth making a positive difference on behalf of wildlife, conservation and the environment.”

Nominations for the Zoo Hero Youth Award are being accepted through Friday, March 18, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. Submit your nomination on our website here.

Pictured right: 2015 Zoo Hero Youth, Jack T. Sherman