Every year, members from the Phoenix Chapter of the American Association of Zookeepers host their annual auction to raise funds for animal conservation efforts and zookeeper education. This year, a portion of the proceeds will benefit The Phoenix Zoo and the new Sumatran Tiger Experience. This $3 million, state-of-the-art enclosure will allow the zoo to house up to six Sumatran tigers. Found only on the island of Sumatra, Sumatran tigers are a rare subspecies of tigers and, reportedly, there are fewer than 400 of these beautiful animals left.
So, if you’re looking for a great cause to support, consider this your “save the date.” This Sunday, September 23, come on out and hit up this year’s auction, which will be held at The Stonehouse Pavilion at The Phoenix Zoo. The event starts at 5 p.m. and attendees can expect a silent and live auction (think animal themed items, restaurant and store gift cards, wine gift baskets, sporting memorabilia and museum admission passes), a raffle, door prizes, hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar.