Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Green GEICO Gecko Tours Zoos and Aquariums

A live gecko exhibit to is on a national tour to highlight wildlife conservation.

The tour is funded by the automobile and motorcycle insurance company GEICO, whose radio and television commercials featuring the animated gecko spokes-creature are among the most popular advertisements on the air.

The live gecko tour is in cooperation with the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), and kicked off at the San Diego Zoo and Aquarium.

The traveling GEICO Gecko Exhibit is located in the San Diego Zoo’s Children’s Zoo from January 5 - February 17, 2008, and features giant Day geckos, a unique group of lizards native to Madagascar and the Indian Ocean islands.

Visitors will have the chance to meet the GEICO Gecko costume character at the zoo every weekend the exhibit is there.

The three-year partnership between GEICO and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums will take the traveling GEICO Gecko exhibit to AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums across the United States. At each stop GEICO will make a contribution to wildlife conservation.

The GEICO Gecko is already using his star power on behalf of zoos and aquariums, with a series of television and radio commercials highlighting his wild cousins. To see those commercials, click here.