Zoofari! presented by Brown-Forman, is back with a new style for 2021

Tuesday, May 18, 2021 (Louisville, Ky) – Join the Friends of the Louisville Zoo for Zoofari! 2021, their premier annual fundraiser benefiting the Louisville Zoo.  The event format will be different this year to accommodate continually evolving COVID-19 guidelines; however, the adventure and opportunities for everyone to have fun with friends and family while supporting the Zoo will be as memorable as ever!

Zoo fans and community members can participate in the event via a silent auction and by reserving an exclusive Zoofari! take-home box to celebrate on their own. The silent auction featuring unique Zoo items and other fabulous finds begins June 1 and ends on June 13, 12 p.m. Zoofari! Mix & Mingle boxes may be reserved online at Zoofari2021.eventbrite.com starting May 19 with pick-up options at the Zoo in June. All boxes will include an opportunity to be entered to win a Wild Safari Walk or Animal Experience. If boxes are reserved prior to May 26, one additional enter-to-win ticket and a plush sloth will be included.

The Zoofari! Mix & Mingle box options are:

    • Box for Two ($150 donation) – contains the Queen’s Board from Board & You, signature cocktails featuring Brown-Forman products, two exclusive Louisville Zoo coasters featuring some of your favorite “Zoolebrities,” two Zoofari! glasses, snacks and sweet treats!
    • Family Box ($225 donation) – contains a delicious meal from Crowler Catering, signature cocktails featuring Brown-Forman products, a complete set (four) of exclusive Louisville Zoo coasters featuring some of your favorite “Zoolebrities,” four Zoofari! glasses, snacks, sweet treats, a butterfly activity kit, and a copy of the Zoo’s children’s book, “The Truth About Zoos: Annie’s Awesome Adventures.”

Proceeds raised from Zoofari! 2021 will support renovations to the Louisville Zoo’s MetaZoo education facility and their Animal Ambassador Program. The program introduces animals to students and families during activities such as Safari Day Camps and virtual learning sessions, special events, community festivals and outreach experiences. Through continued conservation education with animal ambassadors, the Zoo will have the opportunity to introduce and nurture an appreciation for all species and our place in this world.

Friends of the Zoo would like to thank this year’s event sponsors for their dedication and continued support of Zoofari! To date, over $140,000 has been raised to support the MetaZoo renovations and Animal Ambassador Program. For more information about sponsorship, the silent auction and Mix & Mingle take-home boxes, visit LouisvilleZoo.org/Zoofari.

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Media Inquiries: Mikala Noe – (502) 541-2800 | mikala.noe@gmail.com

Sponsorship Inquiries: Nancy Loucks – (502) 836-3433| nloucks38@gmail.com