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Beastly Ball

May 19, 2018

Live and Silent Auction

Live Concert

Special Animal Experiences

Jack Hanna

Please join us for a night of delicious food, amazing entertainment, silent auctions, and of course, interactions with our animal residents. It truly is the wildest party in town!

There is no better synchronicity to underscore the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Garden’s commitment to saving animals from extinction than the Zoo’s annual gala fundraiser, the Beastly Ball, being held on the heels of national Endangered Species Day (observed May 18, 2018).

Beastly Ball 2018 will showcase the enormous impact the Zoo has on conservation both locally and internationally. In this era of rapid global species loss and disappearing habitats, the leadership role the Los Angeles Zoo is taking in educating and connecting people with nature has never been more important. The Zoo is truly one of the greatest community assets in this great city.

2018 Honoree

Tom Mankiewicz Leadership Award Recipient

Jack Hanna

About Jack Hanna

Animal expert Jungle Jack Hanna’s hands-on approach has won him widespread acclaim as Director Emeritus of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and The Wilds, conservationist, author, television personality, and lifelong adventurer. Recognized around the country as America’s favorite zookeeper, Jack has made countless television appearances since 1983 on shows such as Good Morning America, The Late Show with David Letterman, Larry King Live, The Late Late Show with James Corden, The View, and Fox News and CNN news programs. He is the host of TV’s Emmy award winning Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild and Jack Hanna’s Wild Countdown. For more information, visit

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