World of Wonders
Sacramento Zoo will entertain with a world of wonders during the 17th annual Wild Affair
WHAT’S HAPPENING: Sacramento Zoo’s 17th annual Wild Affair gala
Join the Sacramento Zoo in exploring a world of wonders with special guided behind-the-scenes tours that are only offered once a year, farm-to-fork dining prepared by Patrick Mulvaney of Culinary Specialists at Mulvaney’s B&L, live and silent auctions and much more. During the evening, the Sacramento Zoological Society will recognize David Sexton and Kurt Potts of River City Glass, Inc. for their generous contributions and ongoing support.
WHERE: Sacramento Zoo, Corner of West Land Park Dr. and Sutterville Rd. in William Land Park
WHEN: 5 to 10 pm, Saturday, October 6, 2012
WHY: Proceeds from this exclusive evening will go towards the Zoo’s new Small Wonders habitat renovation, located across from the Tall Wonders giraffe habitat.
Enter a world of wonders at the 17th annual Wild Affair at the Sacramento Zoo on Saturday, October 6, from 5 to 10 pm. Guests will enjoy local fare, silent and live auctions and exclusive behind-the-scenes tours.
Unlike any other Sacramento gala, attendees begin their evening with the opportunity to experience monkeys and lemurs up close, tour where snow leopards and giant anteaters dwell, and stand eye to eye with the giraffes. Behind-the-scenes tours like these are only offered during Wild Affair. Between tours there is an opportunity to participate in a silent auction and enjoy hosted specialty cocktails and appetizers.
At dusk, guests gather under a spacious tent decorated for an evening of luxurious travels, where they will enjoy a delicious farm-to-fork dinner prepared by Patrick Mulvaney of Culinary Specialists at Mulvaney’s B&L. Live auction offerings include a cocktail party with the giraffes at the Tall Wonders viewing deck; stays at Safari West or a Sierra cabin; a golf getaway; and a River Cats Luxury Suite. This magical evening is hosted by Dave Bender of CBS13. Throughout dinner, Sacramento Zoo staff and volunteers will give a performance that will take you into a world of wonders as they travel around the globe.
Proceeds from this exclusive evening will go towards the Zoo’s new Small Wonders habitat renovation, located across from the Tall Wonders giraffe exhibit, Small Wonders will include Wolf’s Guenons, Straw-colored Fruit Bats, Aardvarks, Banded Mongoose, Red-billed Hornbills and Plumed Guineafowl. All of these species are new to the Sacramento Zoo and are native to East Africa. The Zoo is currently raising funds for this exciting project.
Tickets for Wild Affair are $150 per person and a table sponsorship for eight is $1,500. Space is limited; early reservations are recommended. Please call 916-808-8815 or visit saczoo.org for information and reservations..
Sacramento Zoo – Celebrating 85 years!
Open since 1927, the Sacramento Zoo is home to more than 500 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 $11.25; children ages 2-11 are $7.25 and one 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.org.
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