The Event

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

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.

The Auction

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:

  1. Text “pueblozoo” to 76278

  2. Follow the prompts from the texts received.

  3. Once registered, you will be redirected to the event page.

Computer bidding:

To register using a web browser, visit Click “Sign In” at the top right of the page and create an account.

Thank you to our current sponsors!

Premiere Sponsors
Leadership Sponsors
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Supporting Sponsors

Big R

El Pomar Foundation

CSU-Pueblo 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.

Friend Sponsors

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

Sanders Concrete

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