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LA Zoo Invites You To A Virtual Beastly Ball!

This year’s Beastly Ball, the Zoo’s biggest annual fundraiser, is a virtual adventure, and everyone’s invited!

Photo Courtesy of LA Zoo

Join LA Zoo for this very special live event in support of the Zoo’s innovative animal care and global wildlife conservation efforts on May 15, 2020 at 6:00 pm, Endangered Species Day.

Hosted by actor and comedian Joel McHale, the Beastly Ball is a star-studded evening of fun and philanthropy featuring fascinating animal spotlights, an exciting auction, inspiring conservation stories, and a very special musical performance by Dave Matthews!

Music fans will find a lot to love (and bid on) at the auction, which also includes amazing adventures with Zoo thought leaders, art inspired by animals, and all-inclusive luxury travel packages from Welk Resorts, just to name a few.

To help make your Beastly Ball experience truly special, LA Zoo's food and beverage partners have stepped up to the challenge and are providing an array of discounts on orders along with an array of exclusive recipes for your drinking and dining pleasure during the virtual event.


  • La Casita Mexicana: Avocado Dip and Ceviche Verde recipes from Chefs Jaime and Ramiro, “the Kings of Authentic Mexican Cuisine”


  • El Cholo – Los Angeles: Classic Mexican food and margaritas to go

  • Formosa Café: 15% off a taste of Hollywood glamour*

  • Momed: 20% off eastern Mediterranean and north African flavors*

  • Smoke House: 20% off your takeout order from this iconic eatery*

  • The Federal Bar: 20% off food and 50% off bottles of wine, May 15 only


  • In Good Taste: $10 off a wine package when ordered online*

  • Lyre’s Spirit Co: 20% discount during the month of May* plus non-alcoholic cocktail recipes

  • Paquera Mezcal: Smoke on the Water cocktail recipe

  • WhistlePig Rye Whiskey: Black Boar and Rye Hound cocktail recipes


  • Chef Draden Medina: “My Tart Belongs to You” Blood Orange Spicy Chocolate Tart recipe

  • John Kelly Chocolates: 20% off gourmet chocolates when ordered online*

  • McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams: McCurbside pickup at the Studio City location

The Beastly Ball will stream LIVE on as well as the L.A. Zoo's Facebook page and YouTube channel, with a virtual pre-show starting at 5:45 p.m. (PDT) and the main event at 6 p.m.

Invite your friends, start planning your menu (and your wardrobe!), and get ready for the wildest virtual party of the year. To RSVP for this event click here.



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