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Thank you for a wildly successful Zootopia! Together, we raised over $700,000 to protect and sustain the natural world for future generations. The event lived up to its theme - Climbing to New Heights - in many ways:

  • Phenomenal fundraising for Zoo New England's programs - we raised a record-setting $706,660 and counting!
  • The Wild Things, Zoo New England's emerging leaders group, stepped up to offer their first challenge gift for our Fund-A-Need Auction, which was matched and raised $8,500 critical dollars for animal care, education, and conservation initiatives.
  • Nearly 350 guests rocked their best animal-inspired attire for the gala's return to Franklin Park Zoo after 15 years.
  • We honored the impressive "Kid Conservationist" Jack Dalton with this year's Young Conservationist Award for his efforts to save orangutans.

    We are truly grateful to all who so generously donated, and we look forward to welcoming you back next year!

About Zootopia

Throughout the event, attendees had the opportunity to learn more about the Zoo’s mission to preserve and protect wildlife, and enjoy the zoo experience, including visiting Gorilla Grove, our brand new immersive outdoor gorilla habitat. The gala began with a cocktail reception and auction followed by a chef’s tasting and local eclectic bites and dancing. Matt Noyes, Chief Meteorologist for the Boston NBC & Telemundo stations, was the evening’s emcee. Attendees were encouraged to wear animal-inspired attire!

Proceeds from Zootopia directly benefit Zoo New England’s Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo and will help to further the Zoos’ mission to inspire and educate the next generation of conservation stewards and leaders.

Please contact Miranda Silverman at 617-379-5190 or with any questions.