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Zoofari is East Tennessee's best party and
Knoxville Zoo's most important fundraiser wrapped into one.

Zoofari 2013 -  Endangered Liaisons” celebrates the arrival of the zoo’s first gorilla group to live as a family unit.   The welcoming of these critically endangered gentle giants also commemorates the 20 year anniversary of the first appearance of the Western lowland gorilla at Knoxville Zoo.  

Guests will experience a unique evening inspired by the dense and mysterious tropical jungles of Western Africa.  Festivities begin at 6:30p.m. with cocktails, followed by a seated dinner, live entertainment and one-of-a-kind treasures to tempt you at the live and silent auctions.  Ours is an event that truly stands on its own as a celebration joyously complimented by the support it raises for one of Knoxville’s jewels, the Knoxville Zoo. 

Please join us for an exclusive evening with a solid history of selling out.  Seating is limited to 450 guests so we encourage you to make your reservations early.

Reservations and inquiries may be directed to Sharon Moore or smoore@knoxville-zoo.org or (865) 637-5331 ext. 310


Attendance is limited so don't let the party go on without you.
Make your Zoofari reservation today!


Knoxville Zoo is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization. Zoofari raises over $200,000 for vital animal care, education and research. This year's proceeds will specifically support our giraffe breeding program!

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