Save the date of May 4th for the second Rotary Night at the Zoo.  The decision to host a second zoo night was based partially on the fund raising success of last year's event which brought in $6,800 for a global grant supporting Gorongosa Restoration Project in Mozambique but in larger part on a desire to recreate a night of Rotary fellowship amongst the flora and fauna of Zoo Boise which draws over 350,000 visitors annually.  It's an ideal opportunity to show family members, coworkers and anyone interested in Rotary an opportunity to see first hand some of the projects supported by local Rotary clubs. 



This year's Zoo Night will be organized somewhat differently with Rotary clubs Boise Sunrise, Boise East, Boise Southwest, and Boise Metro cosponsoring the event.  50% of the proceeds from the event will go the ZooTeen Program which provides local teens experience with educating Zoo Boise visitors as well as experience with teaching, leadership, and public speaking. The other 50% will go to the Rotary clubs sponsoring the event. 


Same as last year tickets will be $20 for adults and $10 for youths.  Price of admission includes feeding the giraffes and walking the wallabies.  The event starts at 5:30 and runs until 9:00.  Zoo concessionaire operations will be open with a special menu.  Zoo Boise Director Steve Burns will provide an update on zoo news, events and operations.   This year's event coincides with downtown Boise's First Thursday activities.  And it's an opportunity to view first hand the progress of the work underway for the Rotary Grand Plaza being built immediately across from the zoo's entrance.