Chattanooga Zoo Celebrates Conservation Efforts For Endangered Species In 2013

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

The Chattanooga Zoo will host its annual Cocktails for Conservation event on Friday, Feb. 8. This event raises funds specifically for the zoo’s many conservation initiatives while bringing awareness to the importance of protecting endangered species. 

Guests are invited to spend an evening at the zoo on Feb. 8, from 6 -8 p.m. enjoying cocktails, light hors d'oeuvres and up-close animal encounters, all for a good cause. 

Proceeds from the event benefit the zoo’s many conservation projects including the breeding of Hellbenders, the largest salamanders in North America, and Kihansi Spray Toads, a species of toad that is completely extinct in the wild.  In addition, monies raised will be used to support the Zoo’s Conservation Outreach Group (ZCOG) as well as the zoo’s many Species Survival Plans for critically endangered animals. 

“The funds we raise through Cocktails for Conservation allow us to continue to our critical conservation efforts so that many of the world’s most fascinating and beautiful creatures do not become completely extinct,” said Zoo Executive Director Darde Long.

Tickets to the event are $30 a person and guests must be 21 or older to attend. For more information and to purchase tickets, call 423 697-1319 or visit www.chattzoo.org.


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