|Oakland Zoo Presents 25th Annual Walk in the Wild: An Epicurean Escapade|
|Erin Harrison, Oakland, CA | 11-Jun-2017
Oakland, CA - Oakland Zoo’s 25thAnnual ‘Walk in the Wild’ premier event to benefit animals and education takes place on June 24, 2016, from 5:30pm – 10:00pm. The annual fundraiser, a completely sold out event last year, offers guests an evening of live musical entertainment, scrumptious dining from the Bay Area’s top chefs and restaurants, an impressive selection of regional beers and wines, and delicious desserts. Over 100 Bay Area restaurants, caterers, wineries, breweries and bakeries are participating.
In addition to the main event, the Private Patron (pre-) Party will take place from 4:00pm – 6:00pm at The Landing Café in the Zoo’s new Kaiser Permanente Visitor Center. The Patron Party will include a VIP preview of the monumental California Trail expansion, hear from Oakland Zoo President and CEO, Dr. Joel Parrott and enjoy tapas-style appetizers prepared by five executive chefs.
With each reservation, guests receive a commemorative wine glass and butler tray to try samples of superb culinary cuisine paired with fine wine, beer, and specialty drinks.
Reservations start at $150 per person. All proceeds support Oakland Zoo in providing the highest quality animal care and habitats, supporting conservation of endangered species worldwide, and delivering impactful education programs to inspire the next generation of conservation leaders. Visit oaklandzoo.org and click on Walk in the Wild for more information and to make reservations or contact the Zoo directly at 510-632-9525 ext. 154.
Due to the service of alcohol, adults only. No guests under 21 please.
Oakland Zoo’s Walk in the Wild event is sponsored by Taiwan, the Heart of Asia. Praised by The New York Times as the "island of green in Asia," Taiwan has been devoting tremendous efforts and resources into the development of Green Tourism. Nature and wildlife conservation is the driving force behind Taiwan's infrastructural development that links tourists to Taiwan's wilderness - the home to the world's highest concentration of butterfly and bird species as well as a protected habitat for the critically endangered Taiwan Formosan Black Bear and white dolphin. As an avid supporter of animal conservation, Taiwan Tourism Bureau San Francisco Office is extending their efforts in the U.S. through their collaboration with Oakland Zoo.
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ABOUT OAKLAND ZOO:
The Bay Area's award-winning Oakland Zoo is home to more than 660 native and exotic animals. The Zoo offers many educational programs and kid's activities perfect for science field trips, family day trips and exciting birthday parties. Oakland Zoo is dedicated to the humane treatment of animals and wildlife conservation onsite and worldwide; with 25¢ from each ticket donated to support conservation partners and programs around the world. The California Trail, a transformational project that more than doubles our size, opens in 2018, and will further our commitment to animal care, education, and conservation with a focus on this state's remarkable native wildlife. Nestled in the Oakland Hills, in 500-acre Knowland Park, the Zoo is located at 9777 Golf Links Road, off Highway 580. The East Bay Zoological Society (Oakland Zoo) is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization supported in part by members, contributions, the City of Oakland and the East Bay Regional Parks.
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