Last week, an earthquake of unprecedented size struck off the coast of the Sendai region of Japan. So far, the 9.0 quake and ensuing tsunami have left billions in damage, hundreds of thousands homeless, and even fears of a nuclear incident at a damaged power plant.
The Zoo World community has expressed an outpouring of emotion for our Japanese friends and ZooMates, and we at RockYou are working to help channel that into a new fundraiser for the relief effort.
Starting today, the Zoo World Shop includes a new $1.99 Ultra Rare animal: the Green Pheasant, the national bird of Japan. Similar to the Australian Relief Flood Kangaroo from two months ago, the Green Pheasant directly supports ongoing disaster relief in Japan. RockYou will donate 100% of proceeds raised by the Green Pheasant to the Red Cross relief efforts in Japan.
To purchase one, visit the Zoo World Shop, located in-game at http://apps.facebook.com/playzoo/zoo/home.php.
The sale will run from today, March 16th, until Thursday, March 24th at 11:59pm PST.
More Ways to Help
For more information on the Red Cross’ response to the Japan Earthquake, and for more ways to help, visit the American Red Cross website. American Zookeepers can also donate directly, and there are local charities all over the world providing further assistance to the earthquake and tsunami victims.
For more discussion on ways to help with other Zoo World players, or simply to express your thoughts and prayers for the victims, please visit the Ongoing discussion in our Zoo World forums.