You're invited to a virtual night at the zoo. Invite your friends and join us for a unique experience, celebrating our animals and our community!
When: Our LIVE event on Facebook will be on July 17, 2020 at 5:30 pm (MST) and will be approximately one hour. Join us at 5:15 pm for the pre-show! Auction bidding starts on July 15th at 10:00 am and will close on July 19th at 10:00 pm.
Where: This year’s event will take place online, from the comfort of your home. So, don your “wildest” ensemble (or your coziest pajamas), take your best picture and send it to us for a chance to be featured in our live program!
How: All you need is a computer or mobile device with access to the internet. To keep you up-to-date on the program and auction, please RSVP to get started and see below for details on how to bid.
Who: The night’s festivities will be hosted live by Jon Karroll. We will also have a few special guests from the zoo, rare behind the scenes content from our keepers, and music, courtesy of Camarada 320.
Zoofari is the Pueblo Zoo’s annual signature fundraiser, raising critical funds to support animal care, education and conservation at the Pueblo Zoo. Thank you for your participation!
DOnate & Sponsor
Donate auction items
There is still time to contribute to the online auction. We will be accepting auction items through June 30th. Your contribution is so important to the success of this fundraising event. In addition to recognition on the website and in the auction, your contribution is tax deductible,
as allowed by law.
To donate an auction item, contact Kimberly Sewell or donate directly at Pueblozoo.givesmart.com.
Become a sponsor
Your company’s logo will be featured on our Facebook page and auction website. You will also receive shout outs during our live event and a gift basket with drinks and snacks so you can celebrate in style. Sponsors at the highest level will have the opportunity to share their message of support during the program. To become a sponsor, contact Lillian Bui.
Bidding opens July 15!
Thanks to the generosity of our donors, we have exciting auction items that you can bid on. Registration for the auction page is included in your RSVP.
July 15th, 10:00 am | Auction bidding opens
July 17th, 5:15 pm | Virtual Zoofari Pre-Show Begins
July 17th, 5:30 pm | Virtual Zoofari Begins
July 19th, 10:00 pm | Auction Bidding Closes
How to bid
When you bid using Givesmart, you will receive notifications when you are outbid and can even set bidding caps in advance – all from your phone! If you are unable to join us online to watch the event, you can still bid anywhere from your mobile phone or computer (upon winning, additional charges for shipping items may be assessed, depending on where you will ship your items). Watch the video below to learn more.
Mobile bidding (video tutorial):
Follow these simple steps to register by mobile phone:
Text “pueblozoo” to 76278
Follow the prompts from the texts received.
Once registered, you will be redirected to the event page.
Thank you to our current sponsors!
El Pomar Foundation
The Greater Pueblo Chamber of Commerce
Dr. Anthony Knowlton, Union Ave Dental
Pueblo County Commissioners
Blazer Electric Supply
Ed Perry, RE/MAX Associates
Jeff Chostner, Office of the District Attorney
A & K Roofing and Gutters
Montgomery Steward Funeral Home
Tom Black, Fekete’ Homes
Morton Electric, Inc.
Minnequa Works Credit Union
University Park Care Center
Amber & Chris Shipley
The Edge Ski, Paddle & Pack
Sonntag Family Dentistry
Koehler Wealth Management
HUB International Insurance Services
Dr. Sadie Sanchez, MPH & Timothy Krebs
Rich & Phyllis Riesner
John P. Ercul
James & Cara Fitzgerald