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Wine for Wildlife to Support Zoo Conservation

Media Alert: Thursday, October 11, 2012


October 11, 2012

Jennifer Wilson
Communications Manager

WHAT:            Wine for Wildlife presented by Fifth Third Bank
WHO:            This event is sold out
WHEN:           Saturday, Oct. 13 from 5:30 to 10 p.m.
WHERE:       Water’s Edge Events Park at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
WHY:              Support the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium’s conservation and sustainability efforts with eager wildlife supporters and wine enthusiasts at this year’s sold out event. Guests will savor exquisite wines and delectable foods from Columbus' private collectors and gourmet purveyors, enjoy wine tastings, hors d'oeuvres,silent auction, entertainment and a live auction that boasts packages of rare and fine wines, once in a lifetime Zoo experiences and exotic travel.  
                        An exclusive, private label Columbus Zoo wine collection will be introduced during Wine for Wildlife. The Andersons will then sell the Zoo wine in Columbus locations following the event beginning Oct. 20. 
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The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is home to more than10,000 animals representing over 575 species from around the globe. The Zoocomplex is a recreational and education destination that includes the 22-acre Zoombezi Bay water park and 18-hole Safari Golf Club. The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium also operates the Wilds, a 10,000-acre conservation center and safari park located in southeastern Ohio. The Zoo is a regional attraction with global impact; contributing more than $1 million annually to support over 70 conservation projects worldwide. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the Columbus Zoo has earned Charity Navigator’s prestigious 4-star rating.