Chattanooga Zoo Hosts Cocktails For Conservation Feb. 28

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

The Chattanooga Zoo will host its annual Cocktails for Conservation event on Friday, Feb. 28.  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. 28 from 6-8 p.m. enjoying cocktails, light hors d'oeuvres, and up-close animal encounters.

Proceeds from the event benefit the Zoo’s many conservation projects including the breeding of Hellbenders, the largest salamanders in North America, and the endangered snow leopard. In addition, monies raised will be used to support the Zoo’s Conservation Outreach Group, the Snow Leopard Trust partnership, 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 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.   

Advance tickets to the event are $20 a person and day of ticket sales will be $25 for Zoo members and $30 for non-members. All guests must be 21 years of age. For more information and to purchase tickets, call 697-1319 or visit www.chattzoo.org.





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