SACRAMENTO ZOO WILD AFFAIR GALA & AUCTION RAISES $95,000
More Efforts Still Needed to Renovate River Otter Habitat

The Sacramento Zoo hosted the fifteenth annual Wild Affair on October 2nd.  Wild Affair is a party with a purpose; this year the proceeds benefit Splash! North American River Otter Habitat Expansion Project. 

Generous contributions from title sponsors, Armour Steel and Iron Mechanical assisted in making Wild Affair a success.  The Zoo also saluted Otto Construction for past support of projects, including the Tall Wonders giraffe habitat.  Additional appreciation was recognized for supporting partners US Bank, McGuire & Hester and Wells Fargo.  Village Nurseries created a “River Runs Through It” entrance to the dinner site with hundreds of flowers, plants and trees. Ed Goldman and Jessica Goldman lent their theatrical talents for the exclusive "My Fair Otter" stage show.

This year attendees included Councilmember Robert King Fong and honorary chair Steve Ayers.  The evening’s guests were treated to rare behind-the-scenes tours as well as a lively auction hosted by CBS 13’s Dave Bender.  At dusk, guests enjoyed a delicious Farm-to-Fork dinner prepared by Patrick Mulvaney of Mulvaney Building & Loan.  Auction items ranged from wine tours to a Tahoe getaway; from Rockettes at Arco Arena to a giraffe dinner at the Zoo.  The $95,000 raised at this year’s event will build momentum for continued fundraising for Splash! North American River Otter Habitat Expansion Project.  Visit saczoo.com to contribute to Splash!
 
The evening’s proceeds benefit Splash! North American River Otter Habitat Expansion Project. One of the older exhibits at the Zoo, the otter pool and holding area are in need of a facelift. Plans are on the drawing board for renovation of the current exhibit to enlarge the usable space, provide more adequate off-exhibit dens and keeper area, and allow for a more visually-pleasing habitat for visitors to observe and enjoy the daily antics of the Zoo’s two North American river otters.

Sacramento Zoo – Wildly Inspiring!

Open since 1927, the Sacramento Zoo is home to over 450 native, rare and endangered animals and is one of over 200 accredited institutions of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Located near the corner of Land Park Drive and Sutterville Road in William Land Park, the Zoo is wholly managed by the non-profit Sacramento Zoological Society. This Sacramento treasure inspires conservation awareness through education and recreation. Open daily from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, general admission is $11.00; children ages 3-12 are $7.00 and two and under are admitted free. Parking is free throughout the park or ride Regional Transit bus #6. For information, call 916-808-5888 or visit saczoo.com.

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