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Jungle Party Animal Tours
General Tours are open to all Jungle Party guests and depart continuously from 4:45 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. (keepers will be on site until 6:30 pm). A Woodland Park Zoo volunteer docent will escort the interested parties to the exhibits listed below. No reservations required.
African and Asian Elephants
See our elephants meandering through rolling terrain in the Elephant Forest where they spend their time exploring, dusting, grazing and splashing at the pool! Their keepers will be at the exhibit to answer all of your elephant questions!
Western Lowland Gorillas
Did you know that adult male gorillas eat about 30 pounds of food per day?! You’ll learn many interesting facts and what Woodland Park Zoo is doing to help save these great apes from extinction when you visit youngster Uzumma and the rest of our western Lowland gorillas.
Asian Small-Clawed Otters
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to meet the zoo’s Asian small-clawed otter duo, their four boys born last summer and their four pups born in January! Learn more about these playful otters from a knowledgeable keeper and watch (and listen to their chirps and squeals!) the family of 10 grooming and tumbling over each other, swimming and playing on the marshy beach in their new exhibit.
New to 2014! The fastest land mammals on the planet have come to Woodland Park Zoo! Watch our new pair of female cheetahs roam and interact, while their keeper teaches you all about caring for these large cats. The cheetahs are our feature exhibit for the summer of 2014.
Discover Humboldt penguins not from a land of ice, but from a desert by the sea as they “fly” underwater, splash and dive. Enjoy multiple underwater viewing areas in this award-winning exhibit. Enjoy a personal keeper talk to hear about the lives of these unique birds from the coastal deserts of Peru and Chile. Learn about the plight of these appealing, endangered birds, and how you can be inspired to act on behalf of penguin conservation.
*Tours are open to all Jungle Party guests and depart continuously from 5:15 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Food and Beverage
Enjoy delicious appetizers and sweet treats from our incredibly generous Jungle Party Specialty Chefs:
Lisa Dupar Catering
Snoqualmie Ice Cream
2014 Jungle Party Specialty Drink provided by El Gaucho
DINNER MENU – PREPARED BY LISA DUPAR CATERING
Watermelon Gazpacho with herb salad, queso fresco and lemon crackers
Arepas with avocado and parsley sauce
Slow Smoked King Salmon with basil - yellow pepper confit and yucca
Mixed Grill grilled beef, vegetables and sausage with white beans and rice
Slow Cooked Vegetable Terrine with house mole, roast fennel, peppers and onions
Carnaval Espresso cake with caramel bananas
Frequently Asked Questions:
What should I wear to Jungle Party?
This is not a black tie event! The dress is casual, so you can enjoy Seattle’s warm, summer sun! Guests are encouraged to dress in the spirit of each year’s Jungle Party theme. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes, too, as the party is mainly held on our grassy meadow and you will be walking zoo grounds.
Should I make reservations?
Yes, reservations are required for Jungle Party, as it often sells out prior to the night of the event. To make buy tickets and make reservations, please contact Katie Klump, Jungle Party Auction Manager, at 206.548.2421.
Can I bring my child?
We ask that our guests not bring anyone under the age of 21 to Jungle Party. We strongly feel Jungle Party is not appropriate for children
How can I reserve transportation during the event for a special needs guest?
We have transportation such as wheelchairs, electric carts, and security escort available for any guest that needs special attention. Please contact Katie Klump, Jungle Party Auction Manager, at 206.548.2421 to reserve specific transportation in advance.
Who should I notify regarding my food allergies?
We are happy to provide a gourmet meal to those with special food allergies or preferences, including vegetarians, vegans, and those with special allergies and intolerances. Because Jungle Party incorporates a theme with the food and beverage served throughout the evening please be sure to contact Katie Klump, Jungle Party Auction Manager, at 206.548.2421 in advance regarding any food allergies.
How can I support Jungle Party if I’m unable to attend?
There are plenty of ways one can support Jungle Party. You can donate an auction item for our silent and live auctions, or make a cash contribution. Should you wish to donate, please contact Cortney Bacon, Fundraising Events Coordinator, at 206.548.2420 or Cortney.Bacon@zoo.org. Don’t forget your employer may even be able to match your contribution!
I won an auction item! What are the next steps?
If you are a Dinner Guest - Your items will be ready for you to pick up at “Item Check-Out” after the live auction is finished and you are leaving for the evening. (Items cannot be picked up prior to 8:30 p.m.)
If you are a Reception Guest - Please make arrangements with the Jungle Party office to have your items delivered or picked up from the zoo after the event. **Reception Guests will be able to pick up their Wine Wall winnings at the end of the reception, as they are leaving the venue at 7:00 p.m.
Many trips and experiences we sell at our auction are time sensitive. Please make any flight, hotel or ticket reservations as soon as possible after the event.
Cortney Bacon – Fundraising Events Coordinator
Katie Klump – Auction Manager
What do my Amazon Local vouchers include?
Your deal includes two Reception tickets to Jungle Party on July 11th 2014.
The Jungle Party Reception is from 4:30 p.m. -7:00 p.m. and includes up-close animal tours, open bar, hors d'oeuvres and specialty cocktails served by El Gaucho. Appetizers are provided by six specialty chefs while you enjoy live entertainment and animal encounters on the North Meadow. You can also bid on more than 450 silent auction items.
Your voucher also includes 2 zoo admission tickets for use at a later date. You must pick-up your admission passes at Registration on the evening of Jungle Party.
You voucher does not include a seat for dinner or the live auction.