Winos for Wildlife

Benefiting Wildlife Conservation 


Date: Friday, September 29th, 2017

Time: 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

(Prior to the event, Winos ticket holders can stroll the Zoo from 4:00-6:00 pm)

Location:  Utah’s Hogle Zoo Grounds

A conservation fundraiser for oenophiles, foodies & photogs.

For guests 21 years and over. Please drink responsibly and plan for a designated driver.

Early Bird Special $100/couple if purchased by August 15th
After August 15th, $65/person prior to September 29th, $75/person at the door.

Learn more about some of the conservation efforts Winos for Wildlife supports:

For more information about Winos for Wildlife, please call our information hotline at (801) 584-1700.


What is Winos for Wildlife?

This unique conservation fundraiser is a wine tasting/tapas event held in conjunction with an art and wildlife photography auction that will benefit wildlife and community projects in Africa.

  • Join us for an African “Sundowner” to celebrate our 5th anniversary at Utah’s Hogle Zoo.
  • Explore wines and spirits representing vintners from around the globe.
  • Small bite food pairings featuring bold flavors in the spirit of African safari cuisine.
  • View photography and art highlighting the natural beauty we strive to protect and bid on pieces in a silent auction.
  • Enjoy a lovely panoramic, sunset view of our giraffe, zebra and ostrich in the African Savanna exhibit.
  • For Guests 21 years and over.
  • ***Ticket sales will be limited*** 


Why do they need your help?

WinosforWildlife-1The current rhino and elephant poaching crisis has steadily escalated to truly alarming rates throughout Africa and Asia. This is due to the illegal use of rhino horn in traditional Chinese medicines and ivory tusks that are illegally smuggled to China, Thailand and Vietnam to make chop-sticks, jewelry, ornaments, hair accessories, and many other decorative items.

The sanctuaries that benefit from “Winos for Wildlife” protect these charismatic mega fauna, as well as hoofstock, small mammals, countless rare and endangered birds, reptiles, insects and even coral reefs, as well as support strong community development through literacy, hunger, health, women’s business and water conservation projects.

How will Winos for Wildlifefunds be used?

WinosforWildlife-2Ian Craig, a renowned conservationist who helped found the Lewa Conservancy, described this current emergency as “an unfolding disaster for Africa”. In response to this global crisis, we simply must do something to help. Funds raised will be used to fence in and protect these precious areas, purchase planes and vehicles to curtail poaching, trans-locate wildlife into sanctuaries & parks, purchase cameras for censusing, for salaries for anti-poaching security guards, provide patrol stations/equipment and training of park guards in anti-poaching skills. Winos for Wildlife also supports strong community development. The local people who live in these regions benefit through supported schools and literacy programs, water projects, women’s business programs and health clinics just to name a few. With this support, we can help conserve wildlife and their ecosystems worldwide, fueling the war against poaching!


We will be featuring more than 20 pieces of wildlife art and photography by artists and photographers from all over the country who have been impacted and inspired by the beauty that exists throughout these endangered ecosystems. These rare and priceless works will include both amateur and professional pieces. These works will be offered via a silent auction, with proceeds contributing to our overall conservation efforts. Don’t lose out! Be sure to take your favorites home to inspire you for years to come.

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Thanks to the generous support of our event sponsors who stand strong to support wildlife conservation!

If you are interested in contributing to the “Winos for Wildlife” cause, sponsorship packages are available prior to and the night of the event.

VIP Seating – If you are interested in private seating for your group (max 8 guests), VIP sponsorship packages are available if donating $1000 or more to the “Winos for Wildlife” cause. VIP Sponsorships must be received prior to September 1st. Please call (801) 584-1700 for more information.


    • Stay tuned for this year’s exciting drawing opportunity!



      • Tickets will be limited. If tickets are still available, you may purchase at the door the evening of the event.
      • Please drink responsibly and plan for a designated driver. Utah’s Hogle Zoo is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged property and accidents or injuries occurring to any person or property associated with the event. We may refuse admission or expel any person whose conduct is objectionable.
      • Tickets are non-refundable, non-exchangeable and non-transferable.
      • Your purchase will be followed by a confirmation email. The confirmation email itself is NOT your ticket. Print at Home Tickets will serve as your admission tickets.  Must be 21 to attend.

For more Zoo information, please call  (801) 584-1700.


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