VIP Zoo Society Experience & Long Table Dinner

Presley Reed, Dr. Presley Reed, Dr. Kathlyn Reed

Over 150 community members gathered in support of the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium. Attendees enjoyed the tunes of Flor de Luna, a Latin Rock & Santana tribute band, and animal appearances.

John & June Mercer

The evening featured a five-course dinner made by local restaurants including Cooks Tavern, Lancer Catering and Table 47 and featured Washington wines.

Total funds raised were $128,000 with $55,000 going to support the purchase of a new wireless digital radiography machine for animal healthcare.

Alan & Catherine Varsik, Sarah Oliver, Bill & Carol Baarsma

Zoobilee – The Zoo Society

Zoobilee 2014, Growl, Howl & Roar, was a great success. Over 380 guests came together to support the education and conservation efforts of Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium. Guests bid on silent auction items and met with the featured animals, up close. The crowd sampled appetizers from Art House Cafe, Brix 25, Dirty Oscar’s Annex and Smoke+Cedar Restaurant. Dinner featured cuisine from X Group Restaurants, Catering & Brewery during a robust live auction. The evening’s wild proceedings raised $369,000. This year’s fund-a-need brought in $71,000 to be dedicated to the continued recovery of the Red Wolf species.