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Evening with Wolves Fundraiser

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You are invited to spend an evening with some special members of our Alaska Zoo Family. Meet one of the zoo's gray wolves and enjoy interactions with one of their longtime handlers, Education Director Stephanie Hartman and their zookeeper Tim Lescher.

This event is a fundraiser to help raise money for a new shelter* structure for the wolves. They came to the zoo as pups on Memorial Day weekend of 2006 and their needs for different housing have changed as they have aged. Your purchases in this fundraiser goes directly to the newly planned shelter which will give the wolves the comfort they need during winter months!

Options for this fundraiser evening:

  • Encounter at the Zoo - SOLD OUT. You will enjoy an encounter with our wolves and handlers at the zoo. The price per person for this fundraiser encounter is $200 per person. The encounterS will be from 6:00-6:45pm and from 7:00-7:45pm. Once you have purchased your encounter spot(s), we will send you further details. This wolf encounter is suitable for ages 18 and over, each person attending must pay the full price for this fundraiser opportunity as space is limited to 10 people.
  • Live Online Option - SOLD OUT: The fee per connection to this live program is $50 and we have 100 connections available. Once you have purchased your viewing, we will send you instructions on how to log into our Distance Learning system for the program at the above mentioned date and time. You just need access to a good internet connection on your end and a computer to log in!
  • Donate to the Wolf Shelter: Are you unable to attend this fundraiser either online or in person? If you cannot attend but still wish to donate to the wolf shelter project, we have an online donation option.

*Funds raised above and beyond the cost of the wolf shelter construction will be allocated to the Alaska Zoo's General Fund.

Contact Development Director Jill Myer with questions about this event at Thank you for your support!

Earlier Event: August 22
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Later Event: August 24
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