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APE-ril member phone donation drive

Calling all Zoo Members: it’s time to do something useful with that old mobile phone sitting in your drawer at home!

We can refurbish or recycle your old phones and raise money for the Gorilla Doctors who are helping sick and injured gorillas in Africa.

This Ape-ril, we're calling on 50 Australian workplaces and community groups to join our phone recycling drive by collecting 10 or more phones before National Recycling Day on 18 March. As our valued Zoo Members, we need your help!

Get involved and win

It's easy to join in, all you need to do is:

  1. Be a current Zoos Victoria Member
  2. Register your workplace/ community group before Monday 18 March 2019 to receive a free phone collection kit
  3. Collect 10 (or more) phones
  4. Arrange your free mobile phone courier pick up via the online form by Tuesday 30 April

Once you complete these steps, you will go into the draw to win an incredible Behind-the-scenes Experience for you and three friends with the gorillas at Werribee Open Range Zoo! Terms and conditions apply. 


Already registered? Order your FREE courier pick up! 


Make a big difference

Recycling mobile phones helps raise important funds for the Gorilla Doctors who are providing life-saving medical care to fragile wild gorilla populations in Africa. These populations are are sadly threatened by human activities, such as those associated with mining for minerals that go into making our phones. Over the years, They're Calling On You and our visitors have helped recycle over 166,000 phones, raising critical funds for the doctors on the ground. 

Every phone recycled makes a big impact:

  • 10 phones  = petrol needed for Gorilla Doctors to reach the forest to monitor the health of gorillas
  • 50 phones  = anaesthetic to help provide veterinary care to an injured or ill gorilla
  • 100 phones  = a full set of rain gear allowing Gorilla Doctors to work in bad weather
  • 500 phones = a computer for Gorilla Doctors to study health trends and predict diseases outbreaks

Get your workplace or community groups involved today! 

We take your data security on devices seriously. Full data clearing services can be arranged for free when booking your courier.

Gorilla Ganyeka


A visit to Werribee Open Range Zoo is an opportunity to learn more about the plight of Gorillas in the wild and be inspired to take action to save them before it is too late.