Zoobilee – Jewels of the Arctic

Four hundred guests explored Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium before enjoying dinner by Pacific Grill. Zoobilee, PDZA’s annual gala, was led by emcee Jim Dever and auctioneer John Curley, who were wildly entertaining throughout the evening. Afterward, guests lingered to dance under the stars and ride the Paul Titus antique carousel into the early-morning hours. With the theme Jewels of the Arctic, this year’s Zoobilee raised over $350,000 to benefit PDZA’s animal care, education programs and conservation projects. The raise-the-paddle portion of the auction focused on obtaining state-of-the-art digital radiography equipment for the Dr. Holly Hogan Reed Animal Care Center.