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Animals Always Gala at the Saint Louis Zoo

  • Saint Louis Zoo One Government Drive St. Louis, MO 63110 (map)

Benefit for WildCare Institute

Thursday, October 8, 2015 | 6:30-10:00 p.m. in The Living World at the Zoo

  • Strolling Supper Reception
  • Presentation by Photographer Joel Sartore
  • Silent Auction
  • WildCare Institute Center Fair
  • Call of the Wild Appeal

The Animals Always Gala benefits the Saint Louis Zoo's WildCare Institute and its programs. The WildCare Institute is comprised of 12 conservation centers, the Institute for Conservation Medicine, and the Zoo's Reproductive and Behavioral Sciences Department, all dedicated to creating a sustainable future for wildlife and for people around the world. With the support of its many partners, the WildCare Institute takes a holistic approach to troubled ecosystems by addressing three key ingredients in conservation success: wildlife management and recovery, conservation science, and support of the human populations that coexist with wildlife.

No matter how hard the Zoo and its partners work, the future of many species, both at the Zoo and around the world, can only be guaranteed through the generosity of individual donors, corporations and foundations. The Zoo is hosting this special evening to raise funds and inspire friends.

Guest Speaker: Joel Sartore, National Geographic Photographer and Founder of the Photo Ark.

Ticket Information 

  • Only 300 tickets will be available for this event
  • Cocktail attire
  • Adults only
  • General Admission: $85
  • Conservator Level: $150 includes early reception, signed copy of Joel Sartore's book, Rare, and opportunity to meet Joel Sartore

To make reservations, call Connie Pena-Cervantes at (314) 646-4694 or

Rain or shine event. Complimentary parking is available on the North Lot.