16 May 2013

Mali the Asian Elephant joined more than 2,000 ANZ customers and staff on Saturday to celebrate ANZ’s ongoing business partnership with Zoos Victoria. The celebration recognises the enormous contribution ANZ has made to the Zoo.

Matt Boss, ANZ Managing Director Retail Products and Marketing, said: “ANZ recognises the efforts Zoos Victoria has made in driving wildlife conservation and we are proud to partner with them to support their hugely successful regional Asian Elephant breeding program.”

“ANZ also supports mobile phone donations to They’re Calling On You, a mobile phone recycling campaign that helps protect Gorilla habitats in the wild,” he said.

“It is through the support of companies like ANZ that Melbourne Zoo has been able to make such a positive contribution to conservation efforts like our work with the Asian Elephant,” said Jenny Gray, Zoos Victoria CEO. “We hope more companies follow ANZ’s lead and support the fantastic work we are doing to fight extinction both locally and globally.”

Throughout May there is also the ANZ zoo colouring competition that gives kids the chance to win great prizes including encounters with some very special Zoo animals.