North/ American River Otter

North/ American River Otter

River otters are excellent swimmers and divers and are usually found no more than 10 yards from water. They can remain underwater for six to eight minutes.

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Friday, February 5, 2016


6:30 p.m. - Cocktail reception and silent auction
8 p.m. - Dinner and live auction, followed by dessert stations and dancing

Honoring Northwestern Mutual and Paul Dodd, Managing Partner

This year's Friends of the Zoo annual winter fundraiser and gala has a "Mardi Gras" theme. 

The event features gourmet dining, live music, live and silent auctions, and animal greeters.

Cocktail attire and animal prints are encouraged; black tie optional.

Proceeds help benefit the zoo's education programs, which connect more than 150,000 children and adults to the natural world.

For more information, call (315) 435-8511 x132

Reservations required; $195 per person or $1,560 per table of eight



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Gourmet dining by Catering at the Zoo