Zoo endangered species research
The St. Louis Zoo is about a lot more than a great place for a family to spend a day. The research that goes on there works to save endangered species in the United States and throughout the globe. You can help support that research by attending a party on June 15.
As the press release says, “Don’t be a lawn ornament this summer. Gather your colony of socializers and celebrate the Caribbean flamingo at the Saint Louis Zoo’s summer bash “A Zoo Ado 2012 presented by Wells Fargo Advisors: Flamingo Fling.” On Friday, June 15, from 7 p.m. to midnight, you can dine and dance under the summer moon while fluffing your tail feathers and showing off your pretty-in-pink preening. Creative casual attire and costumes are encouraged.”
Cutting to the chase, the food sounds marvelous: fruit salad with coconut, pineapple, watermelon, spiced rum and honey yogurt; shrimp salad; green bean salad; tossed spring greens salad; cilantro lime rice; sweet potato cakes with fruit chutney; roasted vegetables; fried snapper with peppers and onions; spiced pork loin with black bean mango salsa; and braised short ribs.
And the music to help you exercise off some of that salsa will be provided by FatPocket and Dr. Zhivegas and DJ Raven Fox.
Tickets can be reserved through June 13. General admission is $75 a person. The fun starts at 7 p.m.; those with reservations can come as early as 6:30.