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Zoofari 2018! One Wild Night at the Louisville Zoo

June 9, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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The Friends of the Louisville Zoo is proud to host their 38th annual Zoofari! event on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at the Louisville Zoo. As the largest annual fund-raising event benefiting the Zoo, guests can again expect the opportunity to be up close and personal with the Zoo’s animals while also enjoying hors d’oeuvres, a gourmet sit-down dinner, themed cocktails, a silent auction, the opportunity to adopt an animal during the live auction, music entertainment and the company of friends and colleagues from around the community.

Zoofari Schedule

Zoofari is hosted by The Friends of the Louisville Zoo

Dinner & Sponsor Guests: 6 – 11:00 p.m.

Mix & Mingle Guests: 7:30 – 11 p.m.


Gifts made in support of this event directly benefit the Zoo’s superior work to “better the bond between people and the planet” through award-winning exhibits, science and conservation education programs, and animal encounters.

Sponsorship sales are in process. A limited number of individual dinner tickets will be available.

Tickets to the Zoofari! Mix and Mingle party feature heavy hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, silent auction and music entertainment.

This is a 21 and over event.

Now in it’s 38th year, Friends of the Louisville Zoo are proud to present the Zoo’s largest fundraiser, Zoofari!   Funds raised during Zoofari! support the Zoo’s mission of “bettering the bond between people and our planet” and in the past has provided funding towards the Zoo’s Leadership Capital Campaign and for the award-winning education programs like School at the Zoo.

The Leadership Capital Campaign supported by Zoofari! includes: renovation of the elephant exhibit (opened March 2016); creation of new exhibits Penguin Cove (opened May 2016) & Outpost on the Edge including a new Colobus Crossing exhibit (opening 2017) & construction of a new Snow Leopard Pass exhibit (opening in early 2019) with an adjacent early learning space (opening in late 2018). Each phase of the campaign will build upon the distinguished legacy of the Zoo within the community and zoo world to address the region’s need for life-long academic attainment, increased quality of life amenities, environmental awareness through conservation education programming while expanding the Zoo’s economic impact. The Zoo truly wishes to make the community a better place with current capital plans, a place where people from all walks of life can relax, learn, and reconnect with nature.

I can’t support zoofari but want to donate!

For more information about tables or sponsorship, contact Event Co-Chair Tori Macke at torimacke@gmail.com



June 9, 2018
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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