Jenny Gray

Jenny Gray’s pledge

Every year the world loses more and more animals to extinction but if humans can make a problem, we can fix a problem. As the CEO of Zoos Victoria, I pledge to either be a zoo presenter for a day, spend an entire day painting the faces of kids who come to the zoo, or blow bubbles for an entire AFL game to show why we should blow bubbles, not balloons.

Be a Zoo Presenter for a day

There’s nothing more daunting than facing a group of eager school children and animal lovers as they pepper you with questions about the ins and outs of every animal in the zoo but educating our zoo visitors is key to saving wildlife from extinction.

Become an animal face painter for a day

What better way to teach children about saving wildlife than to turn them into the animals they can save? I’m not an artist, so turning a youngster into a Lord Howe Island Stick Insect or Guthega Skink is going to take some practice.

Blow bubbles for an entire AFL game

Balloons and their attachments are one of the most identifiable objects found in the stomachs of baby sea birds so for the past 12 months we’ve been asking people to blow bubbles, not balloons outdoors. I promise to blow bubbles for two hours straight at the MCG – no matter how dizzy it makes me!

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Recent donations

Jacquie O'Brien gave $50 as a donation
Marissa Parrott gave $20 as a donation
“Fantastic effort fighting extinction for the beautiful Eastern Barred Bandicoot! ”
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Catherine Basterfield gave $20 as a donation
“Good luck being a zoo keeper for a day! I'm looking forward to hearing all about it!”

Recent votes

Rosie Wheen gave $20 and voted for Be a Zoo Presenter for a day
“Great commitment Jenny - can't wait to hear about which challenge you take!”
Rachel Lenihan gave $25 and voted for Be a Zoo Presenter for a day
“You're a great story teller!”
Donna Dorning gave $20 and voted for Be a Zoo Presenter for a day
Monika Lancucki
Monika Lancucki gave $20 and voted for Be a Zoo Presenter for a day
“I will never forget the sound of that last bat. Slow and steady. Kids will love your stories! I hope this challenge wins. Let me know when you are doing it so I can send my son along to listen to hear your stories for himself... he would be enthralled”
Michelle Lang gave $20 and voted for Be a Zoo Presenter for a day
“I can help you with the gibbon presentation if you like? ”
Eamonn Verberne gave $30 and voted for Be a Zoo Presenter for a day
“Please don't forget to thank our members attending as well as upselling the program to non-members during the presentation.”
Rick Hammond gave $20 and voted for Be a Zoo Presenter for a day
“This one is probably too easy for you... but hopefully our visitors will have a few tough questions”
Paul Mervin
Paul Mervin gave $50 and voted for Be a Zoo Presenter for a day
“Good Luck Jenny, I hope to see you reach a record on this great platform and get lots of help for EBB's, plus I look forward very much to seeing you presenting for a day! All the best :) ”
Lian Wilson gave $30 and voted for Blow bubbles for an entire AFL game
“Thank you, doing it for the seabirds! #bubblesnotballoons”
Robyn Grattidge gave $50 and voted for Be a Zoo Presenter for a day
“Please follow the script...!! ”
David Methven gave $100 and voted for Be a Zoo Presenter for a day
Victoria McGill gave $20 and voted for Blow bubbles for an entire AFL game
“Husband is a West Ham fan so was happy Zoo didn't break the bubble blowing record, but here is to more bubble blowing fun.”
Chris Kotur gave $100 and voted for Be a Zoo Presenter for a day
“As usual, Jenny you show us all examples of thoughtful leadership - great role model”
Gill Callister gave $100 and voted for Be a Zoo Presenter for a day
“Great demonstration of leadership jenny. You have reminded me how precious our unique environment is and that we should protect it.”
kay rundle gave $100 and voted for Be a Zoo Presenter for a day
“Looking forward to seeing you with 50 excited 8 year olds !!”
Anne Ward gave $100 and voted for Be a Zoo Presenter for a day
“Of the available choices, I think your skills are best suited to be a zoo presenter for the day, given mucking out the elephant barn was not an option! Keep up the great work Jenny!”
Karen Hayes gave $100 and voted for Become an animal face painter for a day
“Do we get to come and watch!!! ”
Liam gave $20 and voted for Become an animal face painter for a day
“Face painting is harder than it looks...”
Dee McVeigh gave $20 and voted for Be a Zoo Presenter for a day
“Your knowledge and informative speaking is definitely the best option here. Go Jenny! Go EBB's! ”
Jennifer Wolcott gave $50 and voted for Be a Zoo Presenter for a day