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Tails and Cocktails: Giraffe on the Move

Date: Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

When: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Where: Cleveland Metroparks Zoo 3900 Wildlife Way Cleveland, OH 44109 map

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In its inaugural year, the Tails & Cocktails Speaker Series provides a one-of-a-kind experience. Guests will hear experts from the Zoo and the Northeast Ohio community discussing a variety of topics impacting health and welfare, wildlife conservation and science education.

What does it take to reverse the trend of declining giraffe populations in the wild? Hear from an expert in the field, a local conservation champion, as well as Cleveland staff members who helped relocate a herd of giraffe to more secure lands in Africa.

Speakers: Dr. Julian Fennessy, Co-Founder and Co-Director of Giraffe Conservation Foundation; Tom Leiden, Cleveland Zoological Society director and President of GCF-USA; Andi Kornak, Deputy Executive Director, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo; enjoy a chance to feed the Zoo’s herd from the Ben Gogolick Giraffe Encounter and hear more from Cleveland keepers and veterinary team members about giraffe welfare in Cleveland and abroad.

Taste samples of Terrestrial Brewing’s Conservation Series beer.
Light appetizers and cash bar.

Thank you to the Leiden Conservation Foundation for its generous support of this event.

Discounted Tickets:

  • All Zoo members qualify for discounted tickets ($10) to the Tails & Cocktails Speaker Series.

Public Tickets:

  • General admission tickets are $15.

Complimentary Tickets:

  • Members and donors at certain ZooKeepers Circle or Adopt an Animal levels will receive complimentary tickets to the series. Call our Member & Donor Services Staff at (216) 635-3329 for questions or details.

General Admission Ticket


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Complimentary Ticket

Complimentary tickets are available to the following:
Adopt an Animal ZooParents at the $500 level and above
ZooKeepers Circle members at the Naturalists Club level and above
All members of The Herd


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All Zoo members qualify for discounted tickets to the Tails & Cocktails Speaker Series.


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