Sneak Peek: 44th Annual Beastly Ball at the Los Angeles Zoo

LA Zoo Beastly Ball 2014 Media Preview
Carolyn Hennessy speaks at the Beastly Ball media preview

You are cordially invited to channel your inner wild thing and come out in full L.A. primal, animalistic glory for the 44th Annual Beastly Ball!

WHAT: 44th Annual Beastly Ball – Guests are invited to dress in casual or safari attire, stroll through the Zoo after hours observing its inhabitants, watching animal feedings, chatting with keepers, viewing small animals up close, enjoying entertainment by Central and South American music groups, dancing, and dining on bountiful fare provided by some of L.A.’s most popular restaurants. Also featured are silent and live auctions comprised of hundreds of remarkable items and one-of-a-kind opportunities, with comedian Jimmy Pardo serving as MC and auctioneer.

WHEN: Saturday, June 14th 2014 6:00pm

WHERE: Los Angeles Zoo – 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles 90027

WHO: Presented by the private, non-profit Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association (GLAZA). Over five decades, GLAZA has funded exhibits, plant and animal species conservation, capital projects, and education and community outreach programs at the Los Angeles Zoo, an international leader in the preservation of endangered species and a conservation center for the care and study of wildlife.

HONOREES: Heather Mycoskie (TOMS Shoes) in recognition for the “TOMS Animal Initiative”, which partners non-profit animal conservation organizations to drive awareness and funding for global animal protection. Entertainment attorney Ken Ziffren will be awarded the Tom Mankiewicz Leadership Award,which honors entertainment industry professionals in recognition of outstanding leadership in local or global wildlife and environmental conservation or for the efforts to promote civic pride and harmony in our multi-culture community. ALSO present will be the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature).

PARTICIPATING RESTAURANTS: Sam’s by the Beach, Canelé, Celestino Ristorante, El Cholo L.A., El Coyote Mexican Café, The Federal Bar, Maison Akira, Hard Rock Cafe, Georgetown Cupcakes LA, Jersey Mike’s, Maison Akira, Pink’s Hot Dogs, Taix French Restaurant, Villa Sorriso and Yummy Cupcakes.

TICKETS: $1,000 per person – individual and corporate sponsorship opportunities at higher levels are also available.

FOR MORE INFO: (323) 644-4753 |

SNEAK PEEK: Here is a sneak peek at some of the delicious food to be served next Saturday:

LA Zoo Beastly Ball 2014 Media Preview
Macaroni & Cheese “Otter Pops” – The Federal Bar

LA Zoo Beastly Ball 2014 Media Preview
Homemade Duck Pate on cristillion toast – Maison Akira

LA Zoo Beastly Ball 2014 Media Preview
Cupcake Truffles – Yummy Cupcakes

LA Zoo Beastly Ball 2014 Media Preview
Crab & Cream Cheese “Snake Heads” – El Cholo

LA Zoo Beastly Ball 2014 Media Preview
Ravioli alla Quattro Stagione con Mascarpone saliva – Celestino Ristorante

LA Zoo Beastly Ball 2014 Media Preview
Oero Cheesecake – Hard Rock Cafe

You’ll have to wait for the Beastly Ball to see more! See you there!


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