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Gorillas On the Line

The Little Rock Zoo is working with Eco-Cell to recycle cell phones, help the environment, and raise money for gorilla conservation. Zoos and aquariums across the continent will be collecting mobile phones for gorilla conservation!

Why are we collecting cell phones for gorillas?

Many handheld electronics are made with coltan, which is mined in wild gorilla habitat.  So, recycling old phones/electronics helps to decrease the need for new mining.  At the same time, recycling raises money to directly support gorilla conservation initiatives through Gorilla SAFE programs. All proceeds from donated devices sent to Eco-Cell will be sent to the Gorilla SAFE program. Money raised will help with habitat protection, monitoring, education about gorilla conservation and more! Gorillas are on the line. Join us to answer the call and help save gorillas in the wild!

How can you help? 

Do you have old cell phones, tablets, and other electronics cluttering up your house? The Little Rock Zoo has a solution! Drop off your small electronics and accessories at our new dropbox in the front entry plaza and contribute to wild gorilla conservation at the same time. The Little Rock Zoo is a proud supporter of Gorillas on the Line, a campaign run by the AZA Gorilla SAFE to recycle electronic devices to benefit wild gorillas.

We can accept most small devices including cell phones, tablets, e-readers, smartwatches, mp3 players, etc., as well as their chargers, cords, and accessories. If it is smaller than a laptop and it fits in the box, we can recycle it for you.

Tickets are not required to drop off devices. Devices will be collected all year long!

Make a Donation

Even if you do not have any items to recycle, that’s alright because this year, you can also contribute by making a donation. Help us celebrate the 6th Annual Gorillas on the Line campaign by donating to gorillas!

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1 Zoo Drive
Little Rock, AR 72205


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