While most of us are frantically trawling websites for epic sales offers during Black Friday sales, Adelaide Zoo has kicked off Brown Thursday.
2020 has been a sh*t year, so Zoos SA is putting the stamp on it with today’s launch of Brown Thursday, the prelude to the more traditional Black Friday (or Black and White Friday in Zoos SA’s case).
This year, Zoos SA is embracing the crappiness of 2020 with a competition that is truly sh*t. The conservation charity, which runs Adelaide Zoo and Monarto Safari Park, is inviting people to nominate a person who they think deserves to shovel sh*t – the perfect chance to repay an annoying loved-one, that moaning work colleague or simply because we all deserve a laugh.
One lucky (or should that be mucky) winner and a friend will spend a few hours at Monarto Safari Park, home to endangered and threatened species, helping a keeper to shovel up the brown stuff.
From large middens to smelly little turds, the ‘winner’ and friend will get to shovel a selection of the smelliest dung around. And, when they’re not shovelling they’ll get a unique behind the scenes look at the safari park that is home to many endangered and threatened species including Southern White Rhinos, lions, giraffe, chimpanzee and a host of native species.
“As a conservation charity, our mission is to connect people with nature, and shovelling the sh*t of a threatened Southern White Rhino is certainly one way to do that!” Joked Zoos SA CE, Elaine Bensted.
“We invite you all to nominate a person (or more) who they think deserves a sh*tty gift!
“We really hope that people get behind us with this one off competition and we can’t wait to see the entries pile in,” said Elaine.
Continuing the ‘brown’ theme, Zoos SA is also offering sh*t gift certificates – a way for people to truly give an actual sh*t about conservation.
Animal-themed gift certificates complete with a fun animal poo graphics are priced at $10 to $100, and are available to gift hunters looking for something uniquely crappy yet happy to give to loved-ones this year.
“The cards will feature animal dung from The Regent Bowerbird, Meerkats, Southern Hairy-nosed Wombats, Giant Pandas and the Southern White Rhino. The cards will also feature cheeky messages relating to giving a crap about conservation.
“Mindful that some people might not like the ‘S word’ we are also making cards with more family-friendly language,” said Elaine.
“At the end of the day, this has been a hard year for us all – Zoos SA included. We hope this way of supporting us perfectly addresses the need to have a good laugh but at the same time, remind people that conservation is still in need too,” finished Elaine.
Following Brown Thursday is, naturally, Black and White Friday named after Giant Pandas Fu Ni and Wang Wang which will see Zoos SA delivering a range of deals for animal-loving shoppers who are searching for bargains.
During its Black and White Friday sale, starting 9am Friday 27 November, Zoos SA will be offering 15 months membership for 12 months, 50% off Panda & Friends at Adelaide Zoo when you book 2 tickets (only tickets not vouchers) and 20% off all retail for members and 10% for general public – lasting until 5pm Monday 30 November 2020.
To enter the Brown Thursday sh*t shoveling competition and for sh*t gift certificates go to: www.zoossa.com.au/crapgifts
To take advantage of the Black and White Friday deals go to: www.zoossa.com.au/black-white-friday