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Yowie and 7-Eleven Team Up with the Dallas Zoo To Celebrate Wildlife Conservation Day With Gifts for Animals and Visitors

December 3, 2018

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 3, 2018--To celebrate Wildlife Conservation Day, Yowie Chocolate, a popular Australian chocolate brand with a mission to preserve the natural world, and 7-Eleven are teaming up with the renowned Dallas Zoo to deliver sweet treats for the animals and visitors alike.

On Dec. 4, the annual Wildlife Conservation Day, Yowie will deliver enrichment items for several of the Zoo’s animals. The enrichment items encourage the animals’ natural curiosity and increase engagement in their environment. It’s also a lot of fun for visitors to see the animals interact with the devices.

Visitors to the Zoo on Dec. 1 will have the opportunity to receive a free Yowie premium nut-free chocolate with a limited edition wild animal figurine inside.

Yowie strives to bring attention to the plight of wild animals while connecting kids to their mission of preservation through a premium milk chocolate treat. Inside each Yowie chocolate is a limited-edition collectible animal figurine and a leaflet that profiles the animal, its habitat, food sources and threats to the animal and its environment.

Visitors to the Dallas Zoo on Dec. 1 will also get to experience Dallas Zoo Lights Presented by Reliant, a special holiday celebration with more than one million twinkling lights that starts after the animals head in for the evening.

About the Dallas Zoo

The Dallas Zoo is dedicated to creating a better world for animals. Named one of the nation’s Top 10 Zoos by USA Today, it is the largest zoological experience in Texas. The zoo has been accredited continuously by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums for 33 years, and features a 106-acre park, thousands of animals, and an education department that offers programs for all ages. The zoo is located at 650 S. R.L. Thornton Freeway (I-35 at Marsalis) and is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit  DallasZoo.com  or call 469.554.7500.

About Yowie

Each Yowie chocolate, created in the shape of various characters and wrapped in foil, contains limited-edition collectible animal figurines, and a leaflet that profiles the animal, its habitat, food sources and threats to the animal and its environment. The YowieScope app allows collectors to learn more about the animals and their world. The combination of tasty chocolate, fun animal figurines and a digital platform encourages kids to learn about the natural world and understand its need for protection. Yowie chocolates and collectibles are now available in more than 30,000 retail outlets across the U.S. for more info.

About 7-Eleven, Inc.

7-Eleven, Inc. is the premier name and largest chain in the convenience-retailing industry. Based in Irving, Texas, 7-Eleven operates, franchises and/or licenses more than 67,000 stores in 17 countries, including 11,800 in North America. Known for its iconic brands such as Slurpee®, Big Bite® and Big Gulp®, 7-Eleven has expanded into high-quality salads, side dishes, cut fruit and protein boxes, as well as pizza, chicken wings, cheeseburgers and hot chicken sandwiches. 7-Eleven offers customers industry-leading private brand products under the 7-Select® brand including healthy options, decadent treats and everyday favorites, at an outstanding value. Customers also count on 7-Eleven for bill payments, self-service lockers and other convenient services. Find out more online at www.7-Eleven.com, via the 7Rewards® customer loyalty platform on the 7-Eleven mobile app, or on social media at Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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