- Deliveroo's sponsorship of $120,000 will go towards the care and welfare of 15,000 animals at the Singapore Zoo and its three sister parks (Jurong Bird Park, Night Safari and River Safari)
- From 1-14 March, 14 lucky Deliveroo customers can stand a chance to win a family trip (four admission tickets each) to visit the Zoo
- Deliveroo consumers can look forward to exclusive experiences at the Singapore Zoo once COVID-19 eases such as meeting and feeding the furry residents of the Australasia exhibit
Deliveroo, Singapore's most loved food delivery service, today announced its adoption of the Australasia exhibit at the Singapore Zoo for the sponsorship amount of S$120,000, as part of its partnership with Wildlife Reserves Singapore (WRS). Australasia, Singapore's very own land of marsupials, is home to grey kangaroos, Goodfellow's tree kangaroos, agile wallabies, magpie geese and a cassowary. Deliveroo's contribution will go towards the care and welfare of these animals as well as 15,000 animal residents across the four wildlife parks operated by WRS.
The announcement comes ahead of World Wildlife Day (3 March), which celebrates all wildlife and promotes conservation. According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature, Goodfellow's tree kangaroos, a key species housed at the Singapore Zoo, currently face an extremely high risk of extinction. In the last 50 years, the wildlife population has dwindled by a whopping 50% due to habitat loss and unsustainable hunting.
In celebration of World Wildlife Day and as a way to raise awareness and promote the importance of conservation, Deliveroo will be giving away* four Singapore Zoo admission tickets (worth S$140) to 14 lucky customers to visit as a family and connect with wildlife. As part of the partnership, Deliveroo is also working closely with WRS to offer exclusive experiences for its consumers once COVID-19 eases such as meeting and feeding the furry residents of the Australasia exhibit.
The sponsorship includes Deliveroo's adoption of Malolo, a Goodfellow's tree kangaroo joey residing in the Australasia exhibit, who coincidentally turned one year old earlier this month. Malolo, whose name translates to 'rest' in Tok Pisin (a Papua New Guinea dialect), was affectionately named by Deliveroo fans through a Facebook contest that garnered over 300 comments. To mark the momentous occasion, Deliveroo and WRS treated Malolo and his kanga mum, Nupela, to a hopping good time with a yummy birthday cake (see video here and photos above)!
"World Wildlife Day is an important time to raise awareness for all creatures, big and small. It is also a special day to remind us of our responsibilities to our world and the lifeforms we share it with. Deliveroo is proud to be a long term conservation partner of WRS. Malolo has been a wonderful addition to the Deliveroo family. The sponsorship of the Singapore Zoo's Australasia exhibit is part of our continued efforts towards conservation and we are pleased to support more animals. We are constantly looking for new ways to engage our customers, especially those with young children, and we hope to remind and inspire them to play their part in animal conservation through this initiative. We look forward to working closely with WRS to offer exclusive up-and-close experiences for our customers to be a part of our conservation efforts," said Sarah Tan, General Manager, Deliveroo Singapore.
Ms Isabel Cheng, Senior Vice President, Partnership Development, Wildlife Reserves Singapore said, "We are heartened by Deliveroo's commitment to help animal species thrive by jointly adopting Malolo and the Australasia exhibit. With this collaboration, Deliveroo joins a community of sponsors who stand with us in our steadfast mission to protect wildlife and foster connections between people and nature."
Note to Editors:
*From 1 - 14 March, customers must spend a minimum order of S$30 on Deliveroo to stand a chance to win four tickets (worth S$140) to the Singapore Zoo.