For Immediate Release, February 7, 2020


Contacts: Sarah Baillie, (520) 345-5708,

Today: 400 Endangered Species Condoms to Be Given Away in Boise

Program Highlights Human Population Growth’s Effect on Wildlife

BOISE, Idaho— Four hundred free Endangered Species Condoms will be given away by the Center for Biological Diversity on Friday, Feb. 7 as part of the Discovery Center of Idaho’s “A Drink With Tink” adult night event.

Distributed in time for Valentine’s Day, the colorful condom packages feature species threatened by population growth and slogans like “Wrap with care, save the polar bear” and “When you’re feeling tender, think about the hellbender.”

The condom distribution is part of the Center’s Pillow Talk program, which gets people who are interested in science and the natural world talking about human population growth’s effects on wildlife.

The Discovery Center event will also feature full access to the TINKER THE T-REX exhibition, prehistoric virtual reality, stories and fossils from dig sites and other programming from partner organizations. A recent survey found that Boise was one of America’s most sexually satisfied cities.

Ticket sales support the museum’s exhibitions, STEM education and programs.

What: 400-condom giveaway at A Drink With Tink Adult Night

Where: Discovery Center of Idaho, 131 W Myrtle Street, Boise, 83702

When: Friday, Feb. 7 from 7 to 10 p.m.

“Boise is one of the country’s most sexually satisfied cities, so you can bet a lot of couples will get lucky this Valentine's Day,” said Sarah Baillie, Endangered Species Condoms coordinator at the Center. “Many wild animals don’t have the same luck in our increasingly crowded world. As our population increases, wild spaces are destroyed to make room, and species we know and love pay the price. Pillow Talk events like this help people understand how conscientious family planning can protect wildlife.”

Endangered Species Condoms
Endangered species condoms. Art by Shawn DiCriscio. Package design by Lori Lieber. Images are available for media use.

The Center for Biological Diversity is a national, nonprofit conservation organization with more than 1.7 million members and online activists dedicated to the protection of endangered species and wild places.